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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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  • Asbestos in Soil - new ASTM International standard

    A new ASTM International standard is focused exclusively on testing soil for asbestos. D7521, Test Method for Determination of Asbestos in Soil was developed by Subcommittee D22.07 on Sampling and Analysis of Asbestos, part of ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality. According to Alan Segrave, ...


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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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  • ASTM A664 - 11 standard practice for identification of standard electrical steel grades in astm specifications

    This practice explains the procedure for identifying standard grades and types of flat-rolled electrical steels in ASTM electrical steel specifications. This practice applies to flat-rolled magnetically soft irons and steel such as low-carbon steels and alloys of iron with silicon, aluminum, and so forth produced to a specified thickness and maximum value of core loss. These designations are ...


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  • ASTM D4439 - 11 Standard Terminology for Geosynthetics

    1. Scope Index Terms geosynthetics terminology of; ICS Code ICS Number Code 01.040.59 (Textile and leather technology (Vocabularies)); 59.080.70 (Geotextiles) DOI: 10.1520/D4439-11 ASTM International is a member of ...


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  • ASTM D907 - 11a Standard Terminology of Adhesives

    1. Scope 1.1 This terminology standard is a compilation of definitions used in the science and technology of the adhesives industry. Terms that are generally understood or adequately defined in other readily available sources are not included. 1.2 Any changes in this standard since 1988 are documented as follows 1.2.1 Appendix X1 gives a ...


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  • ASTM and the BEAC

    To further coordination among the numerous technical committees working on building and construction and related areas, ASTM International has organized the Built Environment Advisory Committee. ASTM develops standards for buildings. From the floor to the ceiling and the walls to the windows, ASTM International standards are at work with ways to test loads, specify piping, classify wood, sample ...


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  • ASTM Compass

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  • ASTM E2713 - 11 standard guide to forensic engineering

    This guide is intended as a foundation for other E58 Committee standards that are focused on specific technical disciplines, for example Guide E2493. The emphasis of this guide is on the practice of forensic engineering in the United States, though elements of practice in other countries may be similar. Commercial use of the terms ...


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  • New Drywall Safety Act Cites ASTM Standard

    ASTM C1264 Addresses Origin and Source Labeling of Drywall and Other Gypsum Products In response to the importation of contaminated drywall that caused health and safety hazards when used in home construction, the Drywall Safety Act of 2012 (PL 112-266) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Jan. 14. The new law cites ASTM International standard ...


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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 ...

  • ASTM E1594 - 11 standard guide for expression of temperature

    This guide presents the uniform methods for expressing temperature, temperature values, and temperature differences. Also covered here are the practical scales, numerical formats, and unit symbol formats used in representing temperature. This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced ...


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  • New ASTM Standard for Sediment Retention Fiber Rolls

    A proposed new ASTM standard is being developed to measure the basic physical properties of sediment retention fiber rolls, known as SRFRs. SRFRs are used to inhibit the migration of sediment that has been displaced and carried by flowing water. The proposed standard, WK39691, Test Methods for Determining Index Height, Diameter, Length and Mass per ...


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  • ASTM D331 - 11 standard specification for 2-ethoxyethanol

    This specification covers properties and test methods for 2-ethoxyethanol. 2-ethoxyethanol shall be tested and conform with specific gravity, color, distillation range, nonvolatile matter, water, and acidity indicated in the specification. Packaging shall conform to the specification. This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational ...


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  • ASTM B243 - 11 Standard Terminology of Powder Metallurgy

    1. Scope 2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) ASTM Standards B331 Test Method for Compressibility of Metal Powders in Uniaxial Compaction Index Terms Metallurgical materials/applications; Metal powders; Powder metallurgy (P/M) materials; Terminology--metals/alloys ...


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  • ASTM F1378 - 12 Standard Specification for Shoulder Prostheses

    This specification covers shoulder prostheses for total or hemiarthroplasty used to provide functioning articulation by employing glenoid and humeral components. The prostheses may be constrained, partially constrained, or unconstrained. Modular prostheses are included in this ...


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  • ASTM D1566 - 11 standard terminology relating to rubber

    1. Scope 1.1 This terminology covers definitions of technical terms used in the rubber industry. Terms that are generally understood or adequately defined in other readily available sources are not included. 1.2 Definitions for terms that have been established by other bodies recognized as expert in the field ...


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  • ASTM D770 - 11 standard specification for isopropyl alcohol

    This specification covers the properties and requirements for isopropyl alcohol. Specimens shall be suitably sampled and tested, and shall adhere accordingly to specified values of the following properties: apparent specific gravity; color (Pt-Co scale); distillation range; nonvolatile matter content; odor; water content; acidity (acetic acid); and water ...


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  • ASTM C1036 - 11e1 Standard Specification for Flat Glass

    This specification covers the quality requirements of flat, transparent, clear, and tinted glass. This glass is intended to be used primarily for architectural glazing products including: coated glass, insulating glass units, laminated glass, mirrors, spandrel glass, or similar uses. The monolithic flat glass shall be supplied as cut sizes or stock sheets. Two types of glasses shall be ...


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  • 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 ...


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