1.1 This practice covers instructions for preparing samples of hydraulically applied fiber matrix products for index property testing. 1.2 Units--The values stated in SI units are being regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in the standard. 1.3 All observed and calculated values shall conform to the guidelines for significant digits and rounding established in Practice D6026. 1.4 For purposes of comparing measured or calculated value(s) with specified limits, the measured or calculated value(s) shall be rounded to the nearest decimal or significant digits in the specified limits. 1.5 The procedures used to specify how data are collected/recorded or calculated in this practice are regarded as the industry standard. In addition, they are representative of the significant digits that generally should be measured. The procedures used do not consider material variation, purpose for obtaining the data, special purpose studies, or any considerations for the users objectives; it is common practice to increase or reduce the significant digits of reported data to be commensurate with these considerations. It is beyond the scope of this practice to consider significant digits used in the analytical methods for engineering design. 1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Also, the user shall comply with prevalent regulatory codes, such as OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) guidelines, while using the practice.
This standard would be used by fiber matrix manufacturers and departments of transportation for quality control and quality assurance.
Keywordsfiber matrix; sampling; hydraulic mulch; mulch sample preparation; index property testing
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