ASTM D7670 - 10

    Standard Practice for Processing In-service Fluid Samples for Particulate Contamination Analysis Using Membrane Filters

    Active Standard ASTM D7670 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.96.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.04


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    Significance and Use

    This practice provides for the processing of liquid samples. It will provide the optimum sample processing for visual contamination methods such as Test Methods F312.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the processing of in-service fluids in preparation for particulate contamination analysis using membrane filters and is limited only by the liquid-to-membrane filter compatibility.

    1.2 The practice covers the procedure for filtering a measured volume of liquid through a membrane filter. When this practice is used, the particulate matter will be randomly distributed on the filter surface for subsequent contamination analysis methods.

    1.3 The practice describes procedures to allow handling particles in the size range between 2 and 1000 μm with minimum losses during handling.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.


    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

    D287 Test Method for API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Petroleum Products (Hydrometer Method)

    D1078 Test Method for Distillation Range of Volatile Organic Liquids

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D1353 Test Method for Nonvolatile Matter in Volatile Solvents for Use in Paint, Varnish, Lacquer, and Related Products

    D1836 Specification for Commercial Hexanes

    D2021 Specification for Neutral Detergent, 40 Percent Alkylbenzene Sulfonate Type

    F312 Test Methods for Microscopical Sizing and Counting Particles from Aerospace Fluids on Membrane Filters


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.100.60 (Filters, seals and contamination of fluids)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15120000(Lubricants and oils and greases and anti)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D7670-10

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D7670-10, Standard Practice for Processing In-service Fluid Samples for Particulate Contamination Analysis Using Membrane Filters, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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