ASTM Methods News

  • HDXRF Offers Many Advantages Over ICP Methods

    HDXRF® technology is fast, precise, and easy to use. In addition, the technology offers a 1-mm analysis area that provides the ability to test small features for the presence of potentially toxic heavy metals, including lead. When it comes to analyzing glass materials for lead, HDXRF can offer many advantages over ICP methods. In 2013, the CPSC expanded upon its approval of HDXRF ASTM method ...


    By X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS)

  • 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

  • ASTM D8045 – New method for acid number determination in crude oil

    Metrohm is pleased to announce that the ASTM has published method D8045 for the determination of Acid Number (AN) in crude oil and petroleum products. The new method describes thermometric titration and was developed by Metrohm together with industry leaders using the ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • 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

  • New ASTM International standard Biodegradability of Plastics in the Sea

    Laboratories will soon be able to use a new ASTM International standard to test and better understand biodegradability of plastics in marine environments. The new standard (soon to be published as D7991, Test Method for Determining Aerobic Biodegradation of Plastics Buried in Sandy Marine Sediment Under Controlled Laboratory Conditions) provides ways to simulate how plastics degrade in ...


    By ASTM International

  • A New Way to Determine Fouling

    A new ASTM test method serves as an important option in determining the potential of particulate matter to cause fouling in pressure-driven membrane processes used in water treatment. ASTM members say that this new alternative (soon to be published as D8002, Test Method for Modified Fouling Index (MFI-0.45) of Water) will help end the struggle to entirely change an existing test method (D4189, ...


    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

  • Standards in Education

    ASTM has selected Derek Burling, an electrical engineering student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, as the student we are sponsoring for the 2015 Washington Internships for Students of Engineering program. Ranked as one of the best internship opportunities in the United States by the Princeton Review, WISE is a paid 10-week summer program held in Washington, D.C. The interns are ...


    By ASTM International

  • Capillary electrophoresis method according to EPA 6500 and ASTM D6508-10

    Lumex Instruments introduces a capillary electrophoresis method for determination of inorganic anions; fluoride, bromide, chloride, nitrite, nitrate, ortho-phosphate, and sulfate in drinking water, wastewater and ground water according to EPA 6500 and ASTM D6508-10 test methods. This test method is applicable for ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • ASTM and ICC Support Sustainable Building Codes and Standards in the Gulf

    ASTM International is partnering with the International Code Council to support the use of codes and standards in sustainable construction in the Middle East. The partnership is a component of the Standards and Codes for Sustainable Construction project and is funded in part through the Market Development Cooperator Program at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade ...


    By ASTM International

  • Making Way for Biodiesel

    A major revision to ASTM International’s standard D396, Specification for Fuel Oils, sets performance specifications for higher amounts of biodiesel blends in conventional fuels. The new grade of B6-B20 could have a significant impact on the heating oil industry while also helping to meet growing consumer and regulatory ...


    By ASTM International

  • Q-Lab’s Brad Reis Elected as Chair of ASTM Subcommittee on Paints and Coatings

    Q-Lab, the worldwide leader in accelerated weathering equipment and outdoor exposure test services, is pleased to announce that Mr. Brad Reis was recently elected as Chairman of ASTM’s Subcommittee D01.27. This group focuses on accelerated testing for paints and coatings. Brad has been serving as temporary chair of this subcommittee since June 2013. Brad is an active ...


    By Q-Lab Corporation

  • ASTM Member Christopher Mathis Speaks at APEC Workshop

    Information about ASTM standards as they relate to green codes and sustainable construction was presented at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation workshop, “Utilizing Green Building Codes to Increase Building Performance,” held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Oct. 20-21, 2014. The workshop was one of the culminating events for the multi-year APEC project, “The Role of Standards ...


    By ASTM International

  • D7094 Flashpoint Method Accepted For ASTM D7467 Biodiesel Blend Specifications

    AMETEK Grabner Instruments’ ASTM D7094 flashpoint method made history in 2013, when ASTM members accepted the method for ASTM Diesel Fuel and Kerosene specifications. Recently, ASTM members expressed their confidence again in the method and voted to include the flashpoint method in ASTM D7467 Biodiesel (B6 to B20) specifications. A inter-laboratory study in 2013 using AMETEK Grabner ...

  • 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

  • ASTM Compass

    A New Direction for Your ASTM Content Let’s get acquainted with ASTM Compass®. If you’re an ASTM International portal customer, Compass is coming soon as your enhanced content platform, if it hasn’t already. With a single sign-on, Compass gives you the tools and ...


    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

  • Standards Pave Way for Sustainable Road Construction

    Three proposed new ASTM International standards will emphasize the importance of using sustainable materials in the road and paving industry. The proposed new standards are: WK46376, Specification for Blast Furnace and Steel Furnace Slag as Produced During the Manufacture of Iron and ...


    By ASTM International

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