Section F4.3.2 of the Form and Style of ASTM Standards states that a product supplier may be identified in a standard only when there is a single supplier. Section 7.1.3 identifies a specific supplier and apparatus model for use with D3716. Brookfield Engineering, the identified supplier, was a sole source for the required apparatus when the standard was first published. However, today a number of suppliers (see appended list) provide equivalently performing apparatus. It is proposed that standard D3716-99 be revised to reflect a generic apparatus description and procedure suitable to instruments offered by several suppliers.
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