ASTM D2987 / D2987M - 88(2011)e1

    Standard Test Method for Moisture Content of Asbestos Fiber

    Active Standard ASTM D2987 / D2987M | Developed by Subcommittee: C17.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05


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    Significance and Use

    This test method will give a value of moisture content obtained under specified conditions. This value should not be considered as an absolute moisture content. Results may not compare with those obtained by the same method under different conditions, or by different methods.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the moisture content of asbestos fiber.

    1.2 Warning—Breathing of asbestos dust is hazardous. Asbestos and asbestos products present demonstrated health risks for users and for those with whom they come into contact. In addition to other precautions, when working with asbestos-cement products, minimize the dust that results. For information on the safe use of chrysotile asbestos, refer to Safe Use of Chrysotile: A Manual on Preventive and Control Measures.

    1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of whoever uses this standard to consult and establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. ^REFERENCE:

    ASTM Standards:

    D2590 Test Method for Sampling Chrysotile Asbestos

    D2946 Terminology for Asbestos and Asbestos–Cement Products

    D3879 Test Method for Sampling Amphibole Asbestos (Withdrawn)


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D2590 Test Method for Sampling Chrysotile Asbestos

    D2946 Terminology for Asbestos and Asbestos-Cement Products

    D3879 Test Method for Sampling Amphibole Asbestos


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.060.30 (Mineral and metal fibres)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11151515(Asbestos fibers)


    DOI: 10.1520/D2987_D2987M-88R11E01

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