Active Standard ASTM D4525 | Developed by Subcommittee: D18.12
Book of Standards Volume: 04.08
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Significance and Use
This test method is designed to measure the permeability to air of a small sample of rock. By extrapolation, this test method also determines an equivalent of the liquid permeability. This parameter is used to calculate the flow through rock of fluids subjected to a pressure differential.
Note 1—Notwithstanding the statements on precision and bias contained in this test method, the measures of precision of this test method is dependent on the competence of the personnel performing them, and on the suitability of the equipment and facilities used. Agencies that meet the criteria of Practice D 3740
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the coefficient of specific permeability for the flow of air through rocks. The procedure establishes representative values of the coefficient of permeability of rocks or well-indurated soils.
1.2 This test method is limited to permeability values greater than 0.9869 pm2 (1.0 picodarcy), and is limited to rocks free of oil or unctuous matter.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered 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 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
American Petroleum Institute Standard
ICS Number Code 93.020 (Earth works. Excavations. Foundation construction. Underground works)