New WSTDA Recommended Test Method Released

The Web Sling and Tie Down Association (WSTDA) is pleased to announce the publication of its newly-developed “Strength & Elongation Recommended Test Method for Sling & Tie Down Webbing” (WSTDA-TM-1). This new Recommended Test Method is the result of over four years of work in developing and gaining consensus from the industry and the public; the effort was shepherded by the WSTDA Testing Technical Committee led by Chair Charles Lucas.

This Recommended Standard Specification is intended to assist users specifying the test method for tensile strength and elongation and to serve as a guide to the industry, government and other regulatory bodies. It applies to the tensile strength and elongation test method for sling and tie down webbing and recommends the equipment and method for testing widths up through 12 inches.

The recommended standard is modeled after Federal Test Method Standard No. 191A, Method 4108. The original federal standard was inactivated and is no longer updated or revised by the U.S. government.

All WSTDA members will receive a complimentary copy of the new TM-1, and additional copies can be ordered for purchase through WSTDA.  Visit WSTDA’s website for more information: www.wstda.com

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