ASTM standard Articles

  • Engaging the U.S. Government: Outreach to Federal Agencies

    ASTM International engages with the U.S. federal government to help build consensus among the private and public sectors and increase awareness about the value of developing and using voluntary consensus standards. ASTM International’s office in Washington, D.C., helps drive such initiatives and serves as a resource for our technical committees. Why Does ASTM International Engage with the ...


    By ASTM International

  • New Standard Defines Continuing Obligations Monitoring at Contaminated Sites to Retain Federal Liability Protection

    The 2011 Brownfields Amendments[1] provide clarity on federal environmental liability protection to facilitate brownfields transactions, but until recently commercial property owners had little guidance on how to maintain liability protection when purchasing sites with continuing environmental monitoring and maintenance obligations.  The new ASTM Standard Guide for ...

  • 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

  • Granulometric Evaluation of Particle Size Using Suspension Pressure During Sedimentation

    A new method, computerized granulometric analysis in suspension (C-GRAINS), is suggested for the sedimentation analysis of soil particles based on the relation between the specific weight and liquid pressure of a soil suspension. Theoretical aspects concerning this new testing method are discussed, and a prototype C-GRAINS system is fabricated accordingly. The general behavior of the new system ...


    By ASTM International

  • Particle counter is used for subsea injection control

    “Production chemicals used in subsea applications have to be produced to a high specification of cleanliness, typically to better than NAS 8 (or the equivalent SAE AS4059 specification). This is because subsea injection systems typically terminate in narrow bore control valves that are prone to blockage by even the smallest particulates. Measurement of these production chemicals is ...


    By Spectrex Corporation

  • 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

  • Lower Resolution Infrared (IR) Spectroscopy Can Provide Higher Performance for Quantitative Biodiesel Measurements

    Resolution is often used as a yardstick of instrument performance in Infrared Spectroscopy.  This is especially true when the measurements are energy limited as they are in the mid-infrared.  For example, in both the European and ASTM standards - EN14078 and ASTM D7371 - for the determination of biodiesel in diesel fuel, a 4 cm-1 resolution is specified which is a relatively high ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Pore Size Distribution of Nonwoven Geotextiles

    The applicability of the mercury intrusion technique to determine the pore size distribution (PSD) of geotextiles was evaluated. The method was found to be simple and rapid, and an ASTM standard for soils and rocks already exists (ASTM Test Method for Determination of the Pore Volume and Pore Volume Distribution of Soil and Rock by Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry [D 4404]). The PSD determined from ...


    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

  • Low-Flow Purging and Sampling Ground Water - Evolution of Technology and Standards

    The human suffering caused by groundwater contamination has been dramatized in films such as “Erin Brockovich” and “A Civil Action.” Joe Ritchey describes the ASTM standards behind the scenes that help ensure safe drinking water and provide proof of contamination when ...

  • KeyLAB Expands KeyLAB Functionality for Concrete Testing, ATSM and Australian Standards

    Keynetix are pleased to announce that an upgrade to KeyLAB has been released today that includes a number of new features requested by users to help them manage their geotechnical and concrete laboratory. The new build expands the functionality of the system to assist laboratory managers who are conducting concrete testing, working in a NATA accredited laboratory or with the ASTM standards and is ...


    By Keynetix Ltd

  • Analytical Methodology for the Characterization of Steels and Iron Alloys by Atomic Absorption Analysis

    The analysis of irons and steels has always been a very important job in the industrial and commercial environment. The grading of steels and iron alloys is critical to characterizing their respective strengths to corrosion and stress. There are also many protocols for the several hundred types of steels available. Fe is always the primary component, with elements such as Ni and Cr as major ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Status of the AASHTO Accreditation Program

    The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) approved the establishment of the AASHTO Accreditation Program (AAP) in February 1988 and the first laboratory was accredited in June 1988. The objective of the AAP is to provide a mechanism for formally recognizing the competency of construction materials testing laboratories to carry out specific tests on soils, ...


    By ASTM International

  • What is the Difference Between A53 Pipe vs A106 Pipe?

    We compare the differences between A53 PIPE and A106 PIPE in the following aspects: scope, mehanical properties, chemical composition differences etc. A53 Pipe vs A106 Pipe – (1)Scope ASTM A53 is Standard Specification for Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service ASTM A106 is Standard Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, ...

  • Hydroman™ Submersible Slurry Pump Wear Spares

    Hydroman™ Submersible Slurry Pump Wear Spares are manufactured to the highest degree of mechanical integrity through the use of accurate 3D modeling. Hydroman uses the latest SolidWorks and FaroArm technology to design precise submersible slurry pump parts at the beginning of our manufacturing process, ...


    By Hydroman (A Tobee Brand)

  • NTSB Investigates

    An independent U.S. government agency uses everything at its disposal, including ASTM standards, to determine the causes of transportation and pipeline accidents. An airplane battery catches on fire. A gas pipeline explodes. A bridge collapses. When incidents like ...


    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

  • Statistical evaluation of centreline concentration estimates by atmospheric dispersion models

    Within the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), a standard practice (Z6849Z1) is being developed to provide an objective statistical procedure for comparing air quality simulation modelling results with tracer field data. The practice is limited to steady state, local-scale transport from isolated point sources in simple terrain. Evaluation data having similar external conditions ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development of an American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Stationary Skimmer Test Protocol - Phase 2 Development

    Abastract The development of a simple and inexpensive standard test protocol to determine a realistic nameplate capacity for oil skimmers is underway within the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM); however, there are differing opinions on how these tests should be conducted. A significant point of contention has been whether to test skimmers using oil only or using an oil layer ...


    By OHMSETT

  • 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

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