Active Standard ASTM D6659 | Developed by Subcommittee: D31.02
Book of Standards Volume: 15.04
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Significance and Use
The sampling procedures described in this practice have been designed to ensure random sampling of wet blue for physical and chemical tests. Wet blue is a natural product and as such is subject to extensive variability. The physical and chemical properties vary considerably depending on location on the hide, side, or skin from which the test sample is taken. Random sampling of specimens from a predefined location and orientation minimizes test bias and variability. This practice defines these parameters.
1.1 This practice covers the sampling and preparation of wet blue for physical and chemical tests. The product is grouped into lots that are randomly sampled in such a manner as to produce a representative sample of the lot. This sample may be used to determine compliance of the lot with applicable specification requirements, and on the basis of results, the lot may be accepted or rejected in its entirety.
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.
ICS Number Code 19.020 (Test conditions and procedures in general); 59.140.10 (Processes and auxiliary materials)