Active Standard ASTM D4381 / D4381M | Developed by Subcommittee: D18.04
Book of Standards Volume: 04.08
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Significance and Use
5.1 This test method is used to determine the amount of sand by volume in bentonitic slurry. The significance of this test method mainly relates to bentonitic slurries used for concrete wall construction. The range of measurement is too limited for use in cement bentonite wall construction.
1.2 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. The SI units are given in brackets.
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
American Petroleum Institute (API) StandardAPIRP13B Recommended Practice Standard Procedure for Testing Drilling Fluids Available from the American Petroleum Institute, 2101 L St., NW, Washington, DC 20037.
ICS Number Code 93.020 (Earth works. Excavations. Foundation construction. Underground works)
UNSPSC Code 11111804(Bentonite)