Standards/Technical Committee News

New ASTM Standard for Sewer Line Rehabilitation Is Approved

Keeping pipes properly connected is clearly an important aspect of any sewer maintenance system. A new ASTM International standard, F 2561, Practice for Rehabilitation of a Sewer Service Lateral and Its Connection to the Main Using a One-Piece Main and Lateral Cured-in-Place Liner, has been developed that makes the process of keeping sewer pipelines connected more effective.

July 1, 2006

X-ray Fluorescence Standard Is a First for Nickel Alloy Industry

X-ray fluorescence spectrometry is used often to determine a wide range of elements in alloys. The technique provides rapid, accurate, and precise multi-element analysis that enables efficient melt process control. It is also widely used for certification and over-check analysis of product.

July 1, 2006

ASTM Standard Developed for Collection of Suspicious Powders

ASTM International, one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world, announced the approval and availability of a new standard for collecting, packaging, and transporting visible powder samples suspected of being biological agents. ASTM E 2458, Standard Practices for Bulk Sample Collection and Swab Sample Collection of Visible Powders Suspected of Being Biological Agents from Nonporous Surfaces is the first standard to address the subject.

July 1, 2006

New ASTM Oil Spill Thickness Guide Provides Consistency for Visual Estimations

A new ASTM International standard provides information and criteria for estimating the thickness of oil on water using only visual clues. The standard, F 2534, Guide for Visually Estimating Oil Spill Thickness on Water, was developed by Subcommittee F20.16 on Surveillance and Tracking to provide a consistent means of visual oil spill thickness detection.

July 1, 2006

New ASTM Water Slide Standard Brings Consistency to Water Park Industry

The rapid growth and variety of rides being developed within the water park industry has created a need for new standards to regulate the design and installation of water slides. While individual states within the United States had created rules and guidelines for water slides, these often varied greatly from each other.

June 1, 2006