Standards/Technical Committee News

New Standard on Hot-Dip Zinc Coating Is Approved by ASTM International Fasteners Committee

ASTM International Committee F16 on Fasteners has developed a new standard, F 2329, Specification for Zinc Coating, Hot-Dip, Requirements for Application to Carbon and Alloy Steel Bolts, Screws, Washers, Nuts, and Special Threaded Fasteners. The standard, which is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee F16.03 on Coatings on Fasteners, covers the requirements for hot-dip zinc coating applied to carbon steel and alloy steel bolts, screws, washers, nuts, and special threaded fasteners applied by the hot-dip coating process.

August 1, 2005

Cleanliness and Wetability of Components to Be Studied by ASTM International Committee on Rolling Element Bearings

ASTM International Committee F34 on Rolling Element Bearings is seeking participation in a new activity on measuring the cleanliness and wetability of bearing components. Because aerospace customers currently use many different methods of testing ball bearings, the goal of the activity is to work toward a consistent method for measuring cleanliness and wetability, as well as to analyze the viability of various testing methods for specific situations.

August 1, 2005

New Cement Test Method Measures Early Age Hydration

A new test method developed by ASTM International Committee C01 on Cement provides information about the behavior of cement that can be used in the process of selecting cementing materials for specific applications. The standard, C 1608, Test Method for Chemical Shrinkage of Hydraulic Cement Pastes, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee C01.31 on Volume Change.

August 1, 2005

ASTM International Standards Initiative to Drive Evolution in Unmanned Undersea Vehicles

 New ASTM Committee to Develop Standards That Will Facilitate New System Designs and Industry Growth

ASTM International, one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations (SDOs) in the world, today announced the formation of ASTM Committee F41 on Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) Systems. This important standards initiative was driven by the cooperative efforts of the United States Navy and UUV industry stakeholders to facilitate new UUV system designs and enable next-generation applications.

August 1, 2005

Structural Wood Adhesives to Be the Subject of ASTM International Wood Committee Workshop

"Performance of Structural Wood Adhesives: Issues Related to the ASTM Standards on Engineered Wood Products" is the subject of a workshop being sponsored by ASTM International Committee D07 on Wood. The workshop will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Oct. 18, as part of the ASTM October Committee Week in Dallas, Texas. For those interested, a joint meeting of Subcommittee D07.02 on Lumber and Engineered Wood Products and Subcommittee D14.30 on Wood Adhesives will be held that day from 10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

July 1, 2005

New ASTM International Sampling Standard Builds on Former Military Document

A former military standard has become the basis for a new ASTM standard developed by Committee E11 on Quality and Statistics. The new standard, E 2234, Practice for Sampling a Stream of Product by Attributes Indexed by AQL, will be the first in a series based on a now-withdrawn set of military documents on sampling.

July 1, 2005

Sporicidal Test Method Developed by ASTM International Committee on Homeland Security

A longtime need for better standardization and testing of sporicides has led to the approval of a new ASTM International standard, E 2414, Test Method for Quantitative Sporicidal Three-Step Method (TSM) to Determine Sporicidal Efficacy of Liquids and Vapor or Gases on Contaminated Carrier Surfaces. The newly approved test method, under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee E54.03 on Decontamination, is the second standard approved by Committee E54 on Homeland Security Applications.

July 1, 2005

ASTM International Standards Provide Blueprint for Inspecting Firestop Systems

Firestop systems have become essential components in saving lives and minimizing property damage during a fire. Because the installation of a firestop system is a very exacting, zero-tolerance process, it is imperative that the post-installation inspection of a firestop system also be exacting. Two ASTM International standards developed by ASTM Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings are now important components in the accurate inspection of firestop systems.

July 1, 2005

ASTM International Practice for Foundries Provides Safety Requirements

A new standard developed by ASTM International Committee E34 on Occupational Health and Safety will provide foundries with a comprehensive set of safety requirements. The standard, E 2349, Practice for Safety Requirements in Metal Casting Operations: Sand Preparation, Molding, and Core Marking; Melting and Pouring; and Cleaning and Finishing, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee E34.20 on Foundry Safety and Health.

July 1, 2005