ASTM Methods News

  • Methods and Guidance for Testing the Efficacy of Antimicrobials against Spores of Clostridium difficile

    On September 29, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of two final test method Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for evaluating the efficacy of antimicrobials against spores of Clostridium difficile (C. diff).  EPA Microbiology Laboratory Branch (MLB) SOP MB-28: ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA proposes rule to amend CERCLA standards and practices for all appropriate inquiries

    Effective March 14, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is implementing a final rule to amend the CERCLA Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries of contaminated sites. The rule recognizes the two ASTM standards (ASTM E1527-13 [previous] and ASTM E2247-16 [new]) as consistent with the All Appropriate Inquiries Rule for prospective purchasers of relatively large tracts of ...

  • FerroCheck 2000 Magnetometer Series from Spectro Scientific Adds Capability to Measure Ferrous Particulates In Grease, Meets ASTM Test Method

    The FerroCheck 2000 Series of portable magnetometers from Spectro Scientific quickly and conveniently measures total ferrous wear particulates in lubricating fluids. The FerroCheck 2000 unit, which measures ferrous wear particles in oils, is now joined by the FerroCheck 2100 version that adds the capability to quantify up to 15% ferrous debris in grease. The instruments enable users in ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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)

  • Standards in Metrohm Application Finder

    Regulatory compliance is an indispensable aspect of quality control in nearly all industries. Knowing whether a given analytical method meets the relevant standard is therefore decisive in setting up QC procedures. To facilitate this assessment, Metrohm has added a new filter for standards to the Application Finder on its website. The numerous standards issued by ...


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • New ASTM International Guide: Assessing Unwanted Moisture

    A new ASTM International guide will help evaluate unwanted moisture in commercial buildings. The standard provides two questionnaires that assess elevated moisture and moisture-conducive conditions. The standard has been published as E3026, Guide for Readily Observable Moisture Affected Materials and Conditions Conducive to Elevated Moisture ...


    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

  • Spores for Fighting Disease

    A new ASTM standard provides an easy-to-perform test method for growing different strains of Clostridium difficile spores, which are used by microbiologists to evaluate antimicrobial drugs. Spore crops grown using the test method (soon to be published as E3011, Test Method for in vitro Production of Clostridium Difficile Spores) will be used in laboratories to test the efficacy of drugs that ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Factory Price ASTM 310 Stainless Steel Pipe With Bright Surface

    Stainless Steel Tube 304/316L Polished Welded Seamless stainless steel pipe best price   1- Outside Diameter: 10 to 160mm  2-  Thickness:1mm-60mm  3- Grades: 304, 304L, 316, 316L, 321, 310S... 1- Outside Diameter: 1 to 112mm 2- Thickness: 0.1 to 12mm 3- Grades: 304, 304L, 316, 316L, 321, 310S... 4- Standards:  a) ASTM Standard: A269, A213, ...

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