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  • The Road to Ulan Bator

    I n 1972, when I first came to ASTM, inclusion was very much on everybody’s mind. It was believed that anyone “interested in or affected by” the outcome of a standard should be part of its development. Back then, active participation meant that technical experts had to be physically present at technical committee meetings, but there were people, like those in consumer groups and ...


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  • Report Card

    Key Performance Indicators at ASTM International Our members come to ASTM International to achieve their goals and develop standards. The job of the ASTM board of directors and staff is to optimize the process in such a way that the goals and expectations of our members are met. The ASTM staff is a team of professionals that works constantly to facilitate and streamline the ...


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  • ASTM Launches Online Nuclear Portal

    New Section of Website Collects ASTM Nuclear-Related Work in a Single Resource ASTM International standards play an important role throughout the nuclear energy industry. In order to collect the nuclear-related activity being conducted across its committees, ASTM has added a nuclear portal to its website. The portal, which gathers together all of ASTM’s standards developing activities in ...


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  • 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 ...


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  • Connecting with Students through Standards

    In the fall of 2013, Haibin Ning was named the ASTM International 2013 Professor of the Year for his work teaching undergraduate and graduate students about ASTM International standards in lectures, assignments and lab work, in addition to using standards in his own research. Ning is a popular and enthusiastic educator as evidenced by the comments received from students in support of his ...


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  • 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 ...


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  • Web portals from ASTM International provide instant access to standards collections

    Web portals from ASTM International make it easy to access the most relevant standards, government regulations and referenced documents in one single place.ASTM Web portals, powered by Citation®, are interactive sites that include a specific collection of ASTM standards as well as other standards and documents chosen by the user. The portal allows multiple users to link between standards that are ...


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  • ASTM E2771 - 11 Standard Terminology for Homeland Security Applications

    In this terminology, definitions used in other ASTM International standards are indicated by following the definition with the designation of the subcommittee responsible for that standard. 1. Scope 1.1 This terminology provides definitions and abbreviations of terms used in ASTM International standards pertaining to homeland security applications. ...


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  • ASTM E253 - 11a Standard Terminology Relating to Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products

    1. Scope 2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) ASTM Standards E284 Terminology of Appearance Index Terms 0 Sensory analysis; Terminology ICS Code ICS Number Code 01.040.67 (Food technology (Vocabularies)); 67.240 (Sensory analysis) ...


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  • ASTM E2110 - 11 standard terminology for exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS)

    1. Scope 1.1 This terminology covers terms and definitions pertaining to materials and processes used in the design and application of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS). 2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) ASTM Standards E2112 Practice for Installation of Exterior Windows, ...


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  • ASTM C908 - 00(2011) Standard Test Method for Yield Strength of Preformed Tape Sealants

    Tape sealants are tacky, deformable solids that are used under compression between two or more surfaces of similar or dissimilar materials in a variety of sealing applications. This procedure is not intended to simulate an actual use condition but will give some indication of the cohesive and adhesive bonding properties of the tape. It also provides an indication of the ...


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  • ASTM F1582 - 98(2011) Standard Terminology Relating to Spinal Implants

    1. Scope 1.1 This terminology covers basic terms and considerations for spinal implant devices and their mechanical analyses. 2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) ASTM Standards E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing E1150 Definitions of Terms Relating to Fatigue ...


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  • Hands-On ASTM International Class on Property Condition Assessments

    “Property Condition Assessments (PCAs),” a two-day hands-on class from ASTM International, gives an overview of the ASTM Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process (E2018), and explains why the standard was developed. The course also guides attendees on how to use the standard to conduct a baseline property condition assessment and how to ...


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  • 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 ...


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  • ASTM D633 - 11 Standard Volume Correction Table for Road Tar

    1. Scope 1.1 This table has been prepared by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to meet a demand from the tar industry for a short and convenient table for reducing volumes of road tar to the basis of 15.6°C (60°F) when extreme accuracy is not required. The table shows the volume occupied at 15.6°C by a quantity of material ...


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  • Dr. Thomas Langill elected chair of ASTM Committee on metallic-coated iron and steel products

    Thomas Langill, Ph.D., technical director at the American Galvanizers Association in Centennial, Colo., has been elected chairman of ASTM International Committee A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products for a two-year term.  Committee A05 includes more than 270 members who oversee 74 ASTM standards on the protection of iron and steel products against corrosion by use of metallic ...


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  • ASTM International Adds Certification Capabilities

    The ASTM board of directors at its Oct. 27-28, 2009, meeting authorized ASTM’s management to develop the capability to offer certification services. Titled the ASTM International Certification Programs, the new initiative is sponsored by ASTM International and offers the opportunity for certification of products (materials, products, services and systems) as well as personnel. The recent action ...


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  • ASTM E1374 - 06(2011) Standard Guide for Open Office Acoustics and Applicable ASTM Standards

    This guide is intended for the use of architects, engineers, office managers, and others interested in designing, specifying, or operating open offices. It is not intended to be applied to other than office environments, for example, open plan schools. While this guide attempts to clarify the many interacting variables that influence ...


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  • Sharpen Your Skills

    Preparing for certification exams in concrete strength and concrete field testing Try ASTM International’s eTEC training program. Seeking to understand more about how to use an ASTM standard Find an ASTM training course on the topic. Working to fulfill your continuing ...


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  • New ASTM standard covers woven wire cloth

    A new ASTM International standard has been created which covers a special grade of industrial woven wire filter cloth for general filtration, including the separation of solids from fluids. ASTM E2814, Guide for Industrial Woven Wire Filter Cloth, was developed by Subcommittee E29.01 on Sieves, Sieving Methods and Screening Media, part of ASTM International Committee E29 on Particle and Spray ...

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