ASTM Committee ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock has approved a new ASTM International standard that covers the guidelines, requirements and procedures for evaluating the ability of temporary ditch checks to protect earthen channels from stormwater-induced erosion.
The ability to determine the number of pages an ink jet printer cartridge will print in its lifetime is essential for anyone who manufactures or remanufactures them. A new ASTM International standard, F 2555, Practice for Determining Page Yield of Ink Jet Printer Cartridges — Continuous Printing Method, has been developed to aid in this endeavor.
Conventionally processed powder metallurgy materials often exhibit open microporosity at the surface. While it is a natural part of the process, this microporosity can affect the measurement of surface finishes.
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.
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.
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.
Selecting and using monitoring methods to protect water systems is the focus of a new standards development effort. Subcommittee E47.05 on Risk Assessment, Communication and Management has begun WK11621, New Standard Guide for Selecting and Using Ecological Sentinels for National Security Monitoring, to accomplish this goal.
ASTM International Committee F40 on Declarable Substances in Materials has recently approved their first standard, F 2576, Terminology Relating to Declarable Substances in Materials. The standard, which will serve as the committee’s lexicon of terms, abbreviations and units, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee F40.91 on Terminology.
ASTM International Committee E57 Will Meet
Important Industry Need for Consensus Standards
ASTM Adhesives Committee Approved Engineered Wood Products Test Method, Begins Work on Structural Insulated Panels Standard
A new ASTM International standard, D 7247, Test Method for Evaluating the Shear Strength of Adhesive Bonds in Laminated Wood Products at Elevated Temperature, will be an important new tool for anyone working with engineered wood products.