ASTM WK43624

    Revision of D2318 - 98(2013) Standard Test Method for Quinoline-Insoluble (QI) Content of Tar and Pitch

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    Active Standard: D2318 - 14e1

    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.05 | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    Technical Contact John T. Baron (Phone: 412 826 3980; e-mail: Rationale for Ballot The ASTM Mercury Removal Initiative is administered by ASTM Committee E20 on Temperature Measurement. One of its goals is to phase out the use of mercury thermometers. ASTM D2318-98(2008) in Section 6.1.1 requires the use of ASTM Thermometer 96C, a mercury thermometer. By revising this standard allowing the use of non-mercury alternative thermometers, users would have the option to procure and to test alternative thermometers thus promoting the phase out of mercury thermometers.


    coal-tar insolubles; pitch; QI; quinoline insolubles; tar;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    John Baron


    D02 (14-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as D2318-2014 and Pending Publication