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This test method describes the procedure for taking a composite sample or a master composite sample (at the mine, at the factory, or from a consignment) from a lot of commercial milled amphibole fibers, conditioning the sample, and reducing it in quantity so as to provide a series of relatively small test specimens of loose asbestos fiber, each of which may be regarded as representative of the lot.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee C17 on Fiber-Reinforced Cement Products, this test method was withdrawn in November 2009 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This test method describes the procedure for taking a composite sample or a master composite sample (at the mine, at the factory, or from a consignment) from a lot of commercial milled amphibole fibers, conditioning the sample, and reducing it in quantity so as to provide a series of relatively small test specimens of loose asbestos fiber, each of which may be regarded as representative of the lot. (See for sampling strategy.)
1.2 This test method is suitable for taking test specimens of amphibole asbestos for the following test methods: C 1119, C 1120, C 1121, C 1122, C 1123, C 1124, C 1125, C 1162, D 1118, D 2589, D 2752, D 2947, D 2985, D 2987, D 3639, D 3752, and D 3880.
1.3 For sampling chrysotile asbestos, use Method D 2590.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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.
C1119 Test Method for Vacuum Drainage of Asbestos-Cement Mixes
C1120 Test Method for Wash Test of Asbestos
C1121 Test Method for Turner and Newall (T and N) Wet-Length Classification of Asbestos
C1122 Test Method for Wet Volume of Asbestos
C1123 Test Method for Compressibility and Recovery of Asbestos
C1124 Test Method for Kerosene Retention of Asbestos
C1125 Test Method for Penetration Index of Asbestos
C1162 Test Method for Loose Density of Asbestos
D1118 Test Method for Magnetic Rating of Asbestos Fiber and Products
D2589 Test Method for McNett Wet Classification of Asbestos Fibers
D2590 Test Method of Sampling Chrysotile Asbestos
D2752 Test Methods for Air Permeability of Asbestos Fibers
D2946 Terminology Relating to Asbestos and Asbestos-Cement Products
D2947 Test Method for Screen Analysis of Asbestos Fibers
D2985 Test Method for Color of Asbestos
D2987 Test Method for Moisture Content of Asbestos Fiber
D3639 Test Method for Classification of Asbestos Fibers by Quebec Standard Test
D3752 Test Method for Strength Imparted by Asbestos to a Cement Matrix
D3880 Test Method for Asbestos Strength Units
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ASTM D3879-91(2004)e1, Standard Test Method for Sampling Amphibole Asbestos (Withdrawn 2009), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004, www.astm.orgBack to Top