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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • ASTM International Plastics Committee Honors Gary Cornell with Excellence Award

    ASTM International Committee D20 on Plastics has presented its Award of Excellence to Gary Cornell, quality and standards manager at Q-Lab Corp.,a global provider of material durability testing products located in Westlake, Ohio. D20 noted Cornell’s exemplary technical contributions and valued leadership as a committee member since 2005. He currently serves as the committee’s vice ...


    By Q-Lab Corporation

  • 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

  • Biodiesel Says: What Polar Vortex?

    Diesel engines and cold weather are not known to be close friends, but it’s a manageable relationship. This year’s cold snaps proved to be a particular challenge for diesel users across the country,   biodiesel users included. But, according to the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), biodiesel blends performed as well as diesel fuel throughout the country—thanks to ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • Sulfur in LPG - Complying Accurate, Rapid, Safe with ASTM D 6667 and ASTM D 7551

    Liquefied pressurized gases are valuable feed materials in petrochemical and polymer industry for the synthesis of higher-molecular compounds. But sulfur impurities have negative effects on final products and catalysts. This necessitates a precise monitoring regarding ASTM D 6667 and ASTM D 7551. Their pressure requires a special metering technique, which ensures safe sample handling, ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • Measuring oil and grease levels in wastewater

    Industrial and food processing plants that have high levels of fats, oil and grease (FOG) in their effluent are faced with stricter wastewater regulations to avoid accumulations of FOG that cause sanitary sewer overflows (SSO).  InfraCal Analyzers provide accurate, easy on-site analysis to help both regulators and industry reduce excessive oil/grease discharges and comply with permit ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Comply with Highly Regulated Oil in Water Measurements

    The Petroleum Industry – both offshore and onshore -- has regulations that limit the amount of oil in discharged water.  Fixed filter infrared (IR) analyzers have been used to test oil levels in produced water on drilling platforms for over 45 years.  On oil rigs where real estate is at a premium, infrared analyzers such as the Wilks InfraCal Analyzers are compact (typically 6 ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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

  • Portable IR Analyzer provides ASTM method for on-site measurement

    The InfraCal Soot Meter, from Wilks, provides users with a rapid, on-site ASTM Method D7686 for measuring soot concentration levels in diesel engine oils.  Soot levels as high as 12% - 15%  are easily measured in just 30 seconds.  This compact, pushbutton analyzer provides direct readout of the percent of suspended carbon (soot) in the diesel engine lubricating oil without sample ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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