It was requested that the Task Group for D 7430 on Mechanical Sampling review its definitions and settle on a term for the sample produced by a mechanical sampling system so that this single term can be used in the flow charts for the preparation standard D 2013 and the moisture standard D 3302. Earlier in 2013, a ballot successfully passed with a new definition. With this ballot there was one vote Affirmative with Comment where the comment was discussed and accepted by the Task Group as a further useful refining of the definition in 3.2.23. Specifically that the System Sample be further clarified to be from the final stage of a mechanical sampling system.
Keywordsauger sampling; barge sampling; coal; coal sampling; inspection; mechanical sampling; railroad car sampling; sample division; sample reduction; sampling systems; split-spoon sampling; statistical analysis; stock pile sampling; truck sampling;
Ballot Item Approved as D7430-2014 and Pending Publication