ASTM D7557 / D7557M - 09(2013)e1

    Standard Practice for Sampling of Expanded Polystyrene Geofoam Specimens

    Active Standard ASTM D7557 / D7557M | Developed by Subcommittee: D35.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.13


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This practice provides guidance on sampling of EPS geofoam in order to determine compliance to Specification D6817.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice provides guidance on the location, frequency, and method of sampling representative specimens from large blocks of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Geofoam.

    1.2 This practice is not intended to replace professional judgments nor should this guide be applied without consideration of a project’s many unique aspects.

    1.3  The word “standard” in the title of this guide means only that this guide has been approved through the ASTM International consensus process.

    1.4 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.

    1.5 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

    D4439 Terminology for Geosynthetics

    D6817 Specification for Rigid Cellular Polystyrene Geofoam

    ISO Standard

    ISO/IEC17025:2005 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 13111308(Polystyrene foam)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D7557_D7557M

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D7557 / D7557M-09(2013)e1, Standard Practice for Sampling of Expanded Polystyrene Geofoam Specimens, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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