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New ASTM International Standard Describes In Situ Rock Deformation Test

ASTM International’s soil and rock committee (D18) has developed a new standard that will help in the construction of tunnels, concrete dams, and bridges.  

According to ASTM International member Jack Touseull, the new standard (D8359) describes a flexible volumetric dilatometer test that is run inside a borehole in rock with a cylindrical probe that expands radially to determine the in situ deformability properties of rock formations.  

New Consumer Products Standard Aims to Improve Magnet Labeling for Child Safety

A new standard specification developed by ASTM International’s consumer products committee (F15) aims to improve the labeling, packaging, and marketing of adult magnet sets containing small, powerful magnets to increase child safety.

These magnet sets (with a flux index ≥50 kG2 mm2) intended for adults are currently sold without guidance as to appropriate marketing practices and warnings. There have been instances in which children suffered serious injuries when the magnets have been ingested.

ASTM International Consumer Products Committee Approves Safety Standard for Child Safety Locks and Latches

ASTM International’s consumer products committee (F15) has approved a new standard for child safety locks and latches for use with cabinet doors and drawers. 

The standard (F3492) covers safety requirements, test methods, and warnings for child safety locks and latches intended to be installed by consumers to the interior of cabinet doors or drawers to restrict access by children under the age of 48 months.

ASTM International Committee Invites Participation in Revision to Tissue Engineered Medical Products Standard

ASTM International’s committee on medical and surgical materials and devices (F04) invites all interested parties to participate in the revision of the terminology standard (F2312) for tissue-engineered medical products (TEMP). 

ASTM International to Host Informational Webinar on Barrier Face Covering Standard

Today, members of ASTM International’s committee on personal protective clothing and equipment (F23) announced an upcoming informational webinar on the recently approved specification for barrier face coverings (F3502). The webinar will take place Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET via Zoom. 

ASTM International Approves Face Covering Standard, Releases PPE White Paper

Today, global standards organization ASTM International approved a new standard for barrier face coverings that will help establish minimum design, performance, labeling, and care requirements for reusable barrier face coverings. The standard was developed by ASTM’s committee on personal protective clothing and equipment (F23). 

New Exoskeleton Standard Establishes Ergonomic Parameters

ASTM International’s committee on exoskeletons and exosuits (F48) has approved a new standard that will help establish ergonomic parameters and test metrics.

ASTM International Geosynthetics Committee Developing Proposed Vinyl Sheet Piling Standard

ASTM International’s geosynthetics committee (D35) is developing a proposed standard that covers vinyl sheet piling used in marine and geotechnical fields for seawalls, retaining walls, flood walls, erosion control, and pollution cut-off. 

ASTM International Steel Committee Developing Proposed Sharp-Cornered Steel Laser and Laser-Hybrid Square and Rectangular Tube Standard

ASTM International’s committee on steel, stainless steel, and related alloys (A01) is developing a proposed standard that will provide requirements for precision sharp-cornered laser and laser-hybrid carbon steel square and rectangular tube and guidance on the specification of open sections used in architectural and industrial applications. 

Proposed ASTM International Standard Will Test Blendability of B100 Biodiesel

ASTM International’s committee on petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants  (D02) is developing a proposed standard that will provide a rapid, portable means to rate the filter blocking potential of a B100 biodiesel blend.

The proposed standard (WK59881) will fill a need for a test method that gives an indication of the blendability of B100 into ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD).

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