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Significance and Use
This test method may be used to quantify the volume of peats under consideration in commercial transactions.
The quality of the result produced by this standard is dependent on the competence of the personnel performing it, and the suitability of the equipment and facilities used. Agencies that meet the criteria of Practice D3740 are generally considered capable of competent and objective testing/sampling/inspection/ and the like. Users of this standard are cautioned that compliance with Practice D3740 does not in itself assure reliable results. Reliable results depend on many factors; Practice D3740 provides a means of evaluating some of those factors.
1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the volume of loose and baled processed peat expressed as cubic feet.
1.2 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids
D3740 Practice for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Engaged in Testing and/or Inspection of Soil and Rock as Used in Engineering Design and Construction
E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves
ICS Number Code 65.080 (Fertilizers)
UNSPSC Code 15101603(Peat)
ASTM D2978-03(2010), Standard Test Method for Volume of Processed Peat Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top