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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

  • 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

  • ASTM E561 - 10e1 standard test method for k-r curve determination

    The K-R curve characterizes the resistance to fracture of materials during slow, stable crack extension and results from the growth of the plastic zone ahead of the crack as it extends from a fatigue precrack or sharp notch. It provides a record of the toughness development as a crack is driven stably under increasing applied stress intensity factor K. For a given material, K-R curves ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D892 - 11a standard test method for foaming characteristics of lubricating oils

    The tendency of oils to foam can be a serious problem in systems such as high-speed gearing, high-volume pumping, and splash lubrication. Inadequate lubrication, cavitation, and overflow loss of lubricant can lead to mechanical failure. This test method is used in the evaluation of oils for such operating conditions. 1. Scope ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D3171 - 11 standard test methods for constituent content of composite materials

    A constituent content of a composite material must be known in order to analytically model the material properties (mechanical, physical, thermal, or electrical) of the composite which are affected by the reinforcement or matrix. Also, knowledge of the constituent content is required for ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D816 - 06(2011) Standard Test Methods for Rubber Cements

    These tests are used as a means of classifying, evaluating, and controlling cement compositions. Adhesion strength in tension, shear, and in a peeling mode are necessary where rubber materials are used in various engineering applications where forces are encountered both normal to the adhesion plane and parallel to the plane of the adhesive ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D1817 - 05(2011) Standard Test Method for Rubber Chemicals—Density

    The density of a rubber chemical is used for calculating the rubber compound volume, which is used to determine the cost of a rubber product. The density may also be used as a raw material control tool. 1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the determination of the density of solid chemicals used as rubber additives during processing and manufacture. It is ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D7774 - 11 Standard Test Method for Flexural Fatigue Properties of Plastics

    These fatigue tests are used to determine the effect of processing, surface condition, stress, and so forth, on the fatigue resistance of plastic material subjected to flexural stress for relatively large numbers of cycles. The results can also be used as a guide for the selection of plastic materials for service under conditions of ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D1652 - 11 Standard Test Method for Epoxy Content of Epoxy Resins

    The epoxy content of epoxy resins is an important variable in determining their reactivity and the properties of coatings made from them. These test methods may be used to determine the epoxy content of manufactured epoxy resins and confirm the stated epoxy content of purchased epoxy resins. 1. Scope 1.1 This test ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM F970 - 07(2011) standard test method for static load limit

    This test method is a meaningful test for determining the indentation recovery properties of resilient floor covering.3 As testing is conducted on uninstalled flooring, results are not necessarily an indicator of the floor covering’installed performance.3 1. Scope 1.1 This test method is intended for use in ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D4829 - 11 standard test method for expansion index of soils

    The expansion index, EI, provides an indication of swelling potential of a compacted soil. The EI test is not used to duplicate any particular field conditions such as soil density, water content, loading, in-place soil structure, or soil water chemistry. However, consistent test conditions are used in preparation of ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D3043 - 00(2011) standard test methods for structural panels in flexure

    These methods give the flexural properties, principally strength and stiffness, of structural panels. These properties are of primary importance in most structural uses of panels whether in construction for floors, wall sheathing, roof decking, concrete form, or various space plane structures; ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D1929 - 11 standard test method for determining ignition temperature of plastics

    Tests made under conditions herein prescribed can be of considerable value in comparing the relative ignition characteristics of different materials. Values obtained represent the lowest ambient air temperature that will cause ignition of the material under the conditions of this test. Test values are expected to rank materials according to ignition susceptibility under actual use conditions. ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D7468 - 11 standard test method for cummins ISM test

    Significance and Use This test method was developed to assess the performance of an engine oil to control engine wear and deposits under heavy-duty operating conditions selected to accelerate soot generation, valve train wear, and deposit formation in a turbocharged, aftercooled four-stroke-cycle diesel engine ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM E396 - 12 Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Cadmium

    These test methods for the chemical analysis of cadmium are primarily intended to test such material for compliance with compositional specifications in Specification B440. It is assumed that all who use these test methods will be trained analysts capable of performing common laboratory procedures skillfully and safely. It is expected that ...


    By ASTM International

  • More than 80 ASTM Methods feasible with Metrohm instruments!

    Numerous Metrohm applications comply with the methods and testing specifications stipulated by official standards. ASTM standards, for example, are a global reference when it comes to testing goods and services. No less than 80 ASTM methods can be performed on Metrohm instruments. A list of these methods can be ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • ASTM D1287 - 11 standard test method for ph of engine coolants and antirusts

    pH is a measure of the hydrogen ion concentration and indicates whether an engine coolant, antirust, or a solution of these compounds is acidic, alkaline, or neutral. The pH range includes values from 0 to 14. Values from 0 to 7 represent the acidic half of the scale. Values from 7 to 14 represent the alkaline or basic half of the scale. The pH value 7 is considered neutral, ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D4850 - 08e1 standard terminology relating to fabrics and fabric test methods

    1. Scope 1.1 This terminology covers definitions of technical terms used in the industry related to textile fabrics. Terms that are generally understood or adequately defined in other readily available sources are not included. Other terminology standards that have terms related to textile fabrics are shown in 2.1 2. Referenced Documents (purchase ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D516 - 11 standard test method for sulfate ion in water

    The determination of sulfate is important because it has been reported that when this ion is present in excess of about 250 mg/L in drinking water, it causes a cathartic action (especially in children) in the presence of sodium and magnesium, and gives a bad taste to the water. 1. Scope 1.1 This turbidimetric test method covers the determination of sulfate in water in the ...


    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

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