ASTM standard Articles

  • 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

  • ASTM Standards Help Meet Need for Clean Water

    The new ASTM Water Portal provides a single access point to standards and related information about ASTM International’s diverse committees working to protect and monitor this vital global resource. Clean and safe water is the underpinning of the quality of life for people around the world. Global economies depend on water, whether it’s to support the manufacturing of goods ...


    By ASTM International

  • Oil in Water and FAME ASTM Standards | Spectroscopy Guides

    In this article we will briefly look into various analysis standards, namely those of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) but also some others such as IP and EPA. Throughout, we'll be mentioning the place our FTIR analytical equipment has in certain application areas.  Standards for Oil in Water Detection ...


    By Specac Limited

  • ASTM International Updates Standard To Determine Biobased Content Of Bioproducts

    ASTM International's Committee on Plastics recently approved revisions to standard D6866, Test Methods for Determining the Biobased Content of Solid, Liquid, and Gaseous Samples Using Radiocarbon Analysis. This standard was originally approved in 2004, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • Standards in Capstone Projects

    My standards education began in 1990 when I became the chairman of an ASTM International task group. I was the group leader of R&D for a medical device manufacturer, recognized the need for a specific industry standard and felt that taking a leadership role in developing this standard would be a good professional development activity. The standard was eventually approved and I continue to ...


    By ASTM International

  • Strategic Standardization

    An Interview with John Walter, CEO of the Standards Council of Canada SCC leader John Walter discusses the strategic value of standardization, his organization’s priorities and harmonizing Canadian and U.S. standards. How is the Standards Council of Canada approaching the upcoming revision to the Canadian Standards Strategy? The Standards ...


    By ASTM International

  • The Revised ASTM Standard on the Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)

    ASTM Practice for Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure) (D 2488) was significantly revised in 1984. Revisions were made to parallel the recent changes in ASTM Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes (D 2487) and to reflect more of current practices used for visual-manual description and identification. Where possible, the number of terms for descriptive ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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

  • Leveraging Standards in the Energy Resurgence

    An Interview with Fred Walas, P.E., Fuels Technology Manager, Marathon Petroleum Company Marathon Petroleum’s Fred Walas talks about today’s energy developments, sustainability at his company’s refineries and the crucial role of standards in fuel production and quality control. As the energy spectrum shifts in the United States, forms of resource extraction and ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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

  • Example of an Energy Calibration Report on a Standard Penetration Test (ASTM Standard D 1586–67) Drill Rig

    This note provides an example of an energy calibration report on standard penetration test equipment. This calibration was designed to determine a standard hammer drop height that would produce 2100 in.·lb (237 N·m) of compression wave energy entering the drill rods as a result of the average hammer blow when using drop procedures as ordinarily used for the rig under ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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

  • Break It Down, Build It Up - Sustainable Science Has Roots in ASTM Standards Development

    It was back in the 1980s,” Richard Wool, Ph.D., recalls. “A lot of waste management sites were running out of space. Barges full of garbage were plowing up and down the East Coast with no place to dock. The idea of having biodegradable plastics would address a number of issues like getting rid of the trash and cleaning up marine waste, which was becoming a huge issue at the ...


    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

  • Get the Lead Out - Standards Aid in RoHS Compliance

    RoHS, the seminal European sustainability directive, and others like it challenge manufacturers to eliminate hazardous substances in their products. With RoHS compliance deadlines ongoing through at least the next five years, and more to come from other regions and nations, ASTM Committee F40 is helping companies with testing standards and other resources. The recent introduction of the new Apple ...


    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

  • Combating Corrosion - Committee G01 Standards Fight Nature’s Destructive Tendencies

    The evening news may leave many of us feeling war-weary, but one ASTM International technical committee has been successful in conflict of a different sort. It’s a commonplace but epic struggle between the natural and civilized worlds — the fight against metal corrosion. For the past half-century, the weapon of choice of ASTM Committee ...


    By ASTM International

  • High-Purity DNPH Standards for Monitoring of Atmospheric Carbonyls

    Analysts monitoring for atmospheric carbonyls follow prescribed methods published by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the California Air Resource Board, and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM®). These methods call for trapping carbonyls on an adsorbent coated with dinitrophenylhydrazine (DNPH). Sigma Aldrich offers more than fifty 2,4-DNPH carbonyl derivative ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • Interview with Ronald Ebelhar, 2015 Chairman of the ASTM Board

    Ron Ebelhar has provided leadership in civil engineering projects and ASTM technical committee work since the 1970s. This year, he brings his experience to his elected position as chairman of the ASTM board of directors. You have worked on dozens of engineering projects since getting your degrees in civil engineering. What are some of the most interesting and challenging jobs you ...


    By ASTM International

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