ASTM method Articles

  • Suggested Modifications to ASTM Standard Methods When Testing Arid, Saline Soils

    Arid, saline soils are residual in nature, highly cemented, and formed in hot, arid environments. The presence of soluble and insoluble salts affects the geotechnical properties of these soils. Techniques used to determine the properties of these soils should take into consideration the presence of diagenetic minerals that are considered part of these soils. In this investigation, a typical arid, ...


    By ASTM International

  • In compliance with the ASTM D 4294-08 method at low concentrations of sulfur in diesel.

    This application note show the excellent performance of Xenemetrix EDXRF benchtop analyzers X-Calibur and S-Mobile for ultra low sulfur in diesel determinations according to the requirements of the ASTM method D4294-08.The applicable concentration range of the ASTM method is from 17.0 ppm to 4.6 mass%.  This  note show the performance at the very low concentration end ...


    By Xenemetrix Ltd.

  • Search the ASTM Website

    A search at the ASTM website for a specific ASTM standard by designation number will return a link for its current version, with additional links for historical versions. This is straightforward, and often just what you need. But, if you’re interested in what’s available for a general subject area, whether hip implants or fasteners or analytical chemistry and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Introducing a New ASTM Method for the Determination of Total Nitrogen, and TKN by Calculation, in Water Samples

    The USEPA Clean Water Act (CWA) requires national approval for all methods used for CWA compliance. There are approved methods for the determination of inorganic nitrogen (NO3-N, NO2-N, and NH3-N), and for organic nitrogen (TKN – NH3-N)2. There are no EPA approved methods for the determination of total nitrogen although it is a required parameter in many USEPA permits, including monitoring ...

  • Asbestos in soil methods

    I wanted to start off this brief technical summary with an item that appeared in the January 2009 Indoor Environment Connections publication… “Asbestos in Soil; The State of the Issue, Tom Laubenthal, Sean Fitzgerald, Alan Seagrave, P.G. In this session, Laubenthal and Seagrave will describe the nature of asbestos contamination in soil. This issue has perplexed the industry for years. What ...

  • New ASTM Test Method Offers Quick and Easy Oil and Grease Measurement for Water and Soil Samples

    Onsite Field Measurement of Oil and Grease A quick and easy field analysis method for determining oil and grease concentration levels is important for both offshore oil platforms and soil remediation sites.. Prior to the Montreal Protocol, infrared (IR) analysis using Freon as an extraction solvent was a widely used field and laboratory method. In 1999, the U.S. EPA promulgated Method 1664A ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • ASTM’s Technical Information Resource

    All of ASTM International’s standards, papers and chapters, and books can be found, searched and subscribed to in one resource, ASTM Compass. A researcher investigates a new asphalt additive and tests with a standard from Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. An ...


    By ASTM International

  • Xenemetrix EX-3600M (EDXRF) spectrometer analysis of the major elements in cement and compliance with ASTM Method C-114

    Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) can play a vital role in this industry by giving accurate analytical results in a short time.  ASTM C-114 is the test method used for the analysis of hydraulic cements. .  The overview of Xenemetrix EX-3600M (EDXRF) spectrometer analysis of the major elements in cement and compliance with ASTM Method C-114 will be described in this ...


    By Xenemetrix Ltd.

  • Improved Analysis of Polyuorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) in Environmental Samples Using Optimized ASTM Method 7968/7979

    There has been an increasing awareness of the presence of polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in water. A simple and robust method with quick turn-around time to determine these compounds is essential to ...

  • Portable IR Analyzer Provides ASTM Field Test Method for Measuring Soot Levels In Diesel Engine Lubricating Oils

    The InfraCal Soot Meter, from Wilks Enterprise, gives users an approved ASTM testing method for measuring the percent level of soot in diesel engine lubricating oils -- ASTM Method D7686-2011 entitled “Test Method for Field-Based Condition Monitoring of Soot in In-Service Lubricants Using a Fixed-Filter Infrared (IR) instrument.” While there is widespread disagreement on used-diesel ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • ASTM Standard Test Method for Photoelectrochemical Oxygen Demand of Freshwater Sources for Drinking Water Treatment Plants and Treated Drinking Water

    Significance and Use 5.1 This test method describes a rapid method to determine the maximum quantity of oxygen that may be consumed by impurities in water. As outlined in Test Methods D1252, chemical oxygen demand is typically used to monitor and control oxygen-consuming pollutants, both organic and inorganic, in domestic and industrial wastewaters. This ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • ASTM Membership: From Student to Professional

    In 2002, I was on my way to getting my degree in materials engineering at the Instituto Tecnologico de Chihuahua. As my graduation date approached, I accepted an internship in the research and development department of Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua in my hometown of Chihuahua, Mexico. At GCC, I learned the fundamentals of cement and concrete production and the importance of standardized tests, ...


    By ASTM International

  • A Method for Estimating the Excavatability of Caliche

    A simple method for classifying caliche with respect to excavatability is presented. The method is based on the results of a laboratory testing program from which two empirical equations were derived, one relating seismic velocity to size-corrected point load strength index, the other relating seismic velocity to a newly proposed parameter, the comminuted uniformity coefficient. The effect of ...


    By ASTM International

  • AASHTO and ASTM Partner for Transportation Portal

    A vehicle moves along an interconnected transportation system. It’s the bridge over the local creek, a tunnel through the mountain, the road to the horizon. Underpinning this infrastructure is guidance from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and ASTM International in the form of standards and related services. Now, through a partnership between AASHTO and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Use of the newly developed ASTM Standard F 2709 (Standard Test Method for determining nameplate recovery rate of stationary oil skimmer systems)

    Abstract The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) subcommittee on skimmers recently adopted a standard methodology for measuring skimmer performance, F 2709 - . Standard Test Method for Determining Nameplate Recovery Rate of Stationary Oil Skimmer Systems. Current industry practice allows manufacturers to label skimmers with a nameplate capacity based solely on the ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Guide To Coolant In Oil Test Methods

    Liquid cooled engines and rotating equipment use glycol based coolants because of their excellent heat transfer abilities. However, glycol based coolants are not desirable at all in lubrication oil itself – Coolant ingression to the lubricant is a particularly nasty contaminant for the variety of damage it can cause. Glycol coolants break down in the high temperature engine environment, ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Online Access to the Annual Book of ASTM Standards

    The Most Current Documents at Your Fingertips Online access to individual volumes of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards means immediate access to the most updated versions of ASTM International standards. Whether concrete or metals, construction or petroleum, environmental or consumer, and whether it’s the ASTM member virtual volume or other online subscription, BOS volumes online ...


    By ASTM International

  • Suggested Method for Performing the Borehole Shear Test

    ASTM Committee D18.02 on Sampling and Related Field Testing for Soil Investigation (Mr. Ralph Brown, Chairman) suggested that this proposed suggested method be published herein to provide exposure and solicit comments for users. The purpose is to improve its clarity, accuracy, and acceptibility, so that in the future, Committee D18.02 may submit it for publication in the Annual Book of ASTM ...


    By ASTM International

  • Application of ASTM D6589 to evaluate dispersion model performance

    During the development phase of an air quality dispersion model and in subsequent upgrades, model performance is constantly evaluated. These evaluations generally compare simulation results using simple methods that do not account for the fact that models only predict a portion of the variability seen in the observations. To fill a part of this void, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An Alternate Method for Determining the Klinkenberg Correction

    Gas slip phenomena in low-permeability media are typically accounted for by means of the conventional Klinkenberg correction. This correction is derived from gas permeability tests conducted under different pore pressures. An alternative method for obtaining the Klinkenberg correction is given which uses the results from gas permeability tests conducted with different gases under the same pore ...


    By ASTM International

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