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  • 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

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • A Commitment to Standards

    An Interview with Philip Piqueira, Global Standards Leader for GE’s Industrial Solutions Business General Electric participates in standards development through its work on numerous committees and organizations. Philip Piqueira discusses why this business strategy and its continuance is crucial for GE. From your perspective as the global standards ...


    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

  • 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

  • Indonesia: SLP Environmental Consultants offer ISO and ASTM Standard Environmental Due Diligence (EDD) Services in Indonesia.

    Indonesia is the largest economy in South East Asia with a 2011 GDP estimated at $1.21 trillion and an ADB GDP growth forecast of 6.4% for 2012. The Indonesian economy proved remarkably resilient in the face of the 2008 global financial crisis and was one of the few G20 members to actually post growth in 2009. Indonesia regained its investment grade rating from Fitch in 2011 and from Moody'sin ...

  • Development of skimmer testing protocol based on ASTM standards by minerals management service and U.S. coast guard at Ohmsett facility

    Abstract During late 2004 and early 2005, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the U.S. Minerals Management Services’ (MMS) Ohmsett—The National Oil Spill Response Test Facility collaborated in an effort to develop a standard protocol for testing static oil skimmers. The goal was to develop a repeatable generic skimmer test procedure that substantively met ASTM Standard F631, ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Industrial Biotechnology - ASTM Organizes New Technical Committee

    With a total population of nearly 7.2 billion people, and a new birth every eight seconds, our modest planet is straining at the seams. Finding ways to maximize the sustainability of the resources that support us all is of critical importance. One such effort falls under the general heading of industrial biotechnology, which is based on a fascinating premise: that ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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