ASTM Methods News

  • 2sets Of AIKE Manual SDI Kit HAK-120 Has Been Delivered To Our ERO Client

    2sets of AIKE Manual SDI Kit HAK-120 has been delivered to our EURO client yesterday. This client has been ordered couple of times for this Manual SDI Kit in recent years. Features & Benefits According to the ASTM D4189-07 Norm Available in Seawater and Common Water Type In-Field flow calibration Uniform water distribution and ...


    By Horizon Water Co., Ltd.

  • ASTM committee D02 on petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants – June 2017

    Xenemetrix is proud to be among thousands of ASTM expert members who create consensus and improve performance in manufacturing and materials, products and processes, systems and services. Working across borders, disciplines, and industries ASTM has over 12,000 standards that operate globally to improve the lives of millions every day. June 25th – 29th at ...


    By Xenemetrix Ltd.

  • New ASTM Standard Supports Direct Kinematic Viscosity Measurement Method Used In Spectro Scientific’s MiniVisc 3000 Series Viscometers

    A new ASTM Standard Test Method supports the simple, convenient, and accurate viscosity measurement method employed in portable MiniVisc 3000 Series viscometers from Spectro Scientific. Spectro is one of the world’s largest suppliers of oil, fuel, and processed water analysis instrumentation and software. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Acid Number testing – Save thousands of dollars with ASTM D8045

    Recently the ASTM published method D8045 for Acid Number determination in crude oil and petroleum products. Now there is an online calculator available to help users determine how much their laboratory will save, if they switch from method D664 to the new method D8045. ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Acid Number testing – Save thousands of dollars with ASTM D8045

    Recently the ASTM published method D8045 for Acid Number determination in crude oil and petroleum products. Now there is an online calculator available to help users determine how much their laboratory will save, if they switch from method D664 to the new method D8045. ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • A greener kind of metal cleaning

    A new ASTM International standard covers an environmentally friendly way to clean and coat metals used in industries such as aerospace, biomedical, energy and more. This standard will soon be published as A1093, Specification for Electrolytic Plasma Treatment Processing of Conductive Materials. The standard eliminates the need to use acids in cleaning while providing an approach for depositing a ...


    By ASTM International

  • News of the ASTM International Board of Directors

    Board Actions Finance and Audit The board approved all proposed ASTM budgets as well as the appointment of Taco van der Maten to serve as chairman of the 2016 Finance and Audit Committee. Van der Maten is marketing manager at PANalytical in Almelo, the Netherlands. He is chairman of Committee F40 on ...


    By ASTM International

  • Standards Compliance and Value-Based Product Development

    In the world of construction materials, ASTM International standards are as much a part of doing business as chemical admixtures are a part of concrete. It takes a combination of sound scientific protocol and industry-leading chemical technologies to develop and implement chemical admixtures and cement additives for the construction industry. Whether concrete or hydraulic cement, ASTM ...


    By ASTM International

  • Implant safety testing in magnetic resonance environments

    The facilities at NPL recreate the radiofrequency (RF) fields typically found in an MR scanner, allowing implants to be tested in a controlled laboratory environment. With implanted devices becoming increasingly common, manufacturers need to be able to provide clinical teams with information on how such devices interact with the electromagnetic fields inside an MR scanner, in order to ensure ...

  • Recap: News of the ASTM Board of Directors

    ASTM International’s board of directors met Oct. 20-22 at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul, Korea. Here is a summary of reports made and actions taken at those meetings. We have more coverage of the events surrounding the meetings in Seoul. Succession: ASTM ...


    By ASTM International

  • Planning for the Future

    As I close out this year of serving as chairman of ASTM International’s board of directors, it is a pleasure to think back on what a productive, successful and forward thinking year it has been. Precisely with the future in mind, I am pleased to report the outcome of a very important decision the board made last month at its meeting in Seoul, South Korea. Having been informed by ASTM ...


    By ASTM International

  • Helping Our World Work Better

    Before you turned to this page, you probably noticed something different about this issue of SN. In the days to come, you will see other signs of a project recently completed — the “branding,” or really the “rebranding,” of ASTM International. Perhaps you will notice a subtle change in the ASTM logo, or a more contemporary look in ASTM publications and promotional ...


    By ASTM International

  • Skimmers Tested to ASTM Standards

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has initiated the testing of stationary skimmer systems owned by BSEE and the U.S. Coast Guard. Skimmers will be tested at Ohmsett in multiple oil types to determine Oil Recovery Rate (ORR) and Oil Recovery Efficiency (ORE) using the ASTM F2709 Standard Test Method for Determining Nameplate Recovery Rate of Stationary Oil Recovery ...


    By OHMSETT

  • The Power of Participation

    Why a Fishbowl is a Good Thing They say knowledge is power. And the marketplace power that comes from knowing what work is under way in a standards developing organization can be obtained only if that organization is transparent. The WTO/TBT1 committee says that in a transparent SDO, “All essential information regarding current work programmes, as well as on proposals for ...


    By ASTM International

  • The Bridge

    Where will we find the next generation of technical experts? That question is deliberated in standards conferences all over the world and in standards organizations everywhere. It is this community’s perpetual challenge, its ongoing quest for continuity. For ASTM International, the answer to that question was a matter of building a bridge. “Tomorrow’s technical experts ...


    By ASTM International

  • Enzymatic Nitrate Determination Now an ASTM Standard Method

    NECi enzymatic method for nitrate determination is now an ASTM International Standard Method.  This method is meant to replace methods D1254 (Nitrite) and D992 (Nitrate).   Method D1254 uses a reagent which is considered to be a possible carcinogen. Method D992 is mentioned by ASTM to "have relatively large errors when used in wastewaters and also has greater manipulative difficulties" ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

  • New Lightweight Deflectometer - Just Released!

    Measure in-situ soil modulus to ensure soil compaction requirements are met project wide or subgrade, subbase and roadbase. This deflectometer conforms to ASTM E2835-11 standard for plate deflection measurement due to an impulse load.  Importantly, the LWD-1 measures the actual impulse force in order to calculate stiffness (peak force ÷ ...


    By Geomorph Instruments

  • Focus on Academic Research

    Through the fusion of knowledge, problem-solving and creativity, academic research offers bold ideas and fresh insights for the development of industry standards. Today, the system of innovation that propels the growth of industries around the world is bolstered by the ongoing relationship between academic research and the standardization process. This mutually beneficial partnership provides the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Connecting with Students through Standards

    In the fall of 2013, Haibin Ning was named the ASTM International 2013 Professor of the Year for his work teaching undergraduate and graduate students about ASTM International standards in lectures, assignments and lab work, in addition to using standards in his own research. Ning is a popular and enthusiastic educator as evidenced by the comments received from students in support of his ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM International Nanotechnology Committee Approves Airborne Nanoparticle Measurement Standard

    Nanomaterials are used in the manufacture of a wide range of products, encompassing medicine, textiles, automobile parts, personal care products, food packaging and sporting goods. During the manufacture and use of these products, there is a potential for nanomaterials to become airborne, resulting in inhalation exposure to workers and consumers. A new ASTM International standard provides clear ...


    By ASTM International

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