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Termite Resistant Test

Purpose

Bio-efficacy tests for anti-termite activity or termite resistance test. The test method covers the field evaluations of optic fibers or optical fiber cables, PVC pipes, plastics, warning mats, films ducts, tubes and any other polymer cable materials for their termite resistance .

Procedure

  1. Termites inhabiting the soil will be utilized to study the resistance of the test sample ,in the natural field conditions.
  2. The test will be carried out in the termite mounds found within IICT campus under field conditions
  3. The given sample material will be cut into equal size of suitable lengths ( 3.5±0.5”) and a minimum of five pieces (replicates) will be used for field experiments .
  4. The given sample material will be cut into equal size of suitable lengths ( 3.5±0.5”) and a minimum of five pieces (replicates) will be used for field experiments .
  5. If the sample is a cable the edges of the cut pieces will be smoothened with the help of sand paper and cleaned. the initial weight of each sample pieces will be recorded before exposing them to the termites.
  6. Both control (without termites) and treated samples (with termite) will be separated for comparison.
  7. Field experiment for 30 days are also used to study anti-termite effects in the earthen pot experiments.

Test Report

The generated data consists of raw data along with the mean values of initial and the final weights of the samples (before and after exposure), furthermore the termite infestation on the surface report consists of any scraping, chopping, boring, pittings etc ., on the surface after exposure (caused by the termites) will be presented to draw the conclusion. The conclusion will be given based on the weight loss and surface damage in the field test samples in comparison with field control samples.

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