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  • 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 F2918 - 11 standard test method for weighing a bicycle

    The minimum and as-sold weight of a bicycle are properties used by consumers to evaluate bicycles. The weight may also be used for specifications, manufacturing standards, and quality control. 1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers requirements for weighing and marketing bicycles, including all adult, and ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D1293 - 12 Standard Test Methods for pH of Water

    The pH of water is a critical parameter affecting the solubility of trace minerals, the ability of the water to form scale or to cause metallic corrosion, and the suitability of the water to sustain living organisms. It is a defined scale, based on a system of buffer solutions with assigned values. In pure water at 25°C, pH 7.0 is the neutral point, but this varies with temperature and the ...


    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

  • 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 D409 / D409M - 11ae1 Standard Test Method for Grindability of Coal by the Hardgrove-Machine Method

    This test method develops a measurement of grinding or pulverizing characteristics that can be used to evaluate the yield, or energy input, or both, required in a grinding or pulverizing process, which can impact a wide variety of processes, including combustion, coke-making, liquefaction, and gasification. 1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the determination ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D409 / D409M - 11a Standard Test Method for Grindability of Coal by the Hardgrove-Machine Method

    This test method develops a measurement of grinding or pulverizing characteristics that can be used to evaluate the yield, or energy input, or both, required in a grinding or pulverizing process, which can impact a wide variety of processes, including combustion, coke-making, liquefaction, and gasification. 1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the determination ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM B830 - 11 standard specification for uniform test methods and frequency

    This specification covers a standard basis for uniform testing and frequency to determine physical and electrical compliance for aluminum and copper conductors. Diameter, tensile, resistivity and all other material properties shall be tested per specific level and acceptable quality level (AQL) and must meet the corresponding requirements. Any lot of drawing ...


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  • U.S. EPA approves ASTM test methods for contaminated water testing

    In an action effective on Nov. 10, 2009, 15 methods contained in 10 ASTM standards are among 25 analytical methods that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved for determining contaminant concentrations in samples collected under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The methods are under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D19.05 on Inorganic Constituents in Water, part of ASTM Committee D19 ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D751 - 06(2011) Standard Test Methods for Coated Fabrics

    Coated fabrics and rubber products made from coated fabrics are important items of commerce, and adequate test methods must be available to ensure the quality of these products. These test methods provide for this testing capability. 1. Scope 1.1 These test methods cover, but are not limited to, rubber-coated fabrics, that is, ...


    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 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

  • ASTM D3454 - 11 standard test method for radium-226 in water

    The most prevalent of the five radium isotopes in ground water, having a half life greater than one day, are 226Ra and 228Ra. These two isotopes also present the greatest health risk compared to the other naturally occurring nuclides of equal concentrations if ingested via the water pathway. Although primarily utilized on a water medium, ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D3454 - 11 standard test method for radium-226 in water

    The most prevalent of the five radium isotopes in ground water, having a half life greater than one day, are 226Ra and 228Ra. These two isotopes also present the greatest health risk compared to the other naturally occurring nuclides of equal concentrations if ingested via the water pathway. Although primarily utilized on a water medium, this technique may be applicable for the ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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

  • 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 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 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

  • 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 D1545 - 07(2012) Standard Test Method for Viscosity of Transparent Liquids by Bubble Time Method

    This test method covers the procedures for determining the viscosity of transparent liquids by bubble time method. The transparent liquids should be free from crystalline or gel particles. Test apparatus include a constant-temperature bath, standard viscosity tubes, a series of standard viscosity tubes as reference standards, timing device, tube racks, and viscosity tube corks. This ...


    By ASTM International

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