Standards/Technical Committee News

New Business Imaging Product Standard Measures Page Yield of Ink Cartridges

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.

August 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