ASTM D5680 - 14

    Standard Practice for Sampling Unconsolidated Solids in Drums or Similar Containers

    Active Standard ASTM D5680 | Developed by Subcommittee: D34.01.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.04


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This practice is intended for use in collecting samples of unconsolidated solid materials from drums or similar containers, including those that are unstable, ruptured, or compromised otherwise. Special handling procedures (for example, remote drum opening, over pressurized drum opening, drum deheading, etc.) are described in EPA/600/2-86/013 Drum Handling Practices at Hazardous Waste Sites.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers typical equipment and methods for collecting samples of unconsolidated solids in drums or similar containers. These methods are adapted specifically for sampling drums having a volume of 110 U.S. gal (416 L) or less. These methods are applicable to hazardous material, product, or waste. Specific sample collection and handling requirements should be described in the site-specific work plan.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 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.

    ASTM Standards

    C702 Practice for Reducing Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size

    D4547 Guide for Sampling Waste and Soils for Volatile Organic Compounds

    D4687 Guide for General Planning of Waste Sampling

    D4700 Guide for Soil Sampling from the Vadose Zone

    D5088 Practice for Decontamination of Field Equipment Used at Waste Sites

    D5283 Practice for Generation of Environmental Data Related to Waste Management Activities: Quality Assurance and Quality Control Planning and Implementation

    D5451 Practice for Sampling Using a Trier Sampler

    D5633 Practice for Sampling with a Scoop

    D6009 Guide for Sampling Waste Piles

    D6044 Guide for Representative Sampling for Management of Waste and Contaminated Media

    D6051 Guide for Composite Sampling and Field Subsampling for Environmental Waste Management Activities

    D6063 Guide for Sampling of Drums and Similar Containers by Field Personnel

    D6311 Guide for Generation of Environmental Data Related to Waste Management Activities: Selection and Optimization of Sampling Design

    D6323 Guide for Laboratory Subsampling of Media Related to Waste Management Activities

    E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals

    NSC Document

    AccidentPreventionMa for Industrial Operations, 1992 Available from National Safety Council, P.O. Box 558, Itasca, IL 60143-0558.

    Government Documents

    OccupationalSafetyan for Hazardous Waste Site Activities, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), and U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), October 1985


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.030.40 (Installations and equipment for waste disposal and treatment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 24110000(Containers and storage); 81102600(Sampling services)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5680-14

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