ASTM D7712 - 11

    Standard Terminology for Sampling and Analysis of Asbestos

    Active Standard ASTM D7712 | Developed by Subcommittee: D22.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.07


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    ASTM D7712

    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology standard is a collective vocabulary relating to sampling and analysis of asbestos. As a convenience to general interest, it contains most of the standard terms, definitions, and nomenclature under the jurisdiction of Committee D22.

    1.2 Many of the entries in this terminology are copied (with attribution) from the standards of origin referenced in Section 2. The standards of origin are noted in bold type at the right margin of the applicable definition.

    1.3 Certain terms in the common language that comprise multiple concepts are included herein with the definition specific to standards and practices of Committee D22. Alternative definitions for starred terms may be found in the USGS Tabulation of Asbestos-Related Terminology, Open-File Report 02-458.


    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

    D1356 Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres

    D2946 Terminology for Asbestos and Asbestos-Cement Products

    D5755 Test Method for Microvacuum Sampling and Indirect Analysis of Dust by Transmission Electron Microscopy for Asbestos Structure Number Surface Loading

    D5756 Test Method for Microvacuum Sampling and Indirect Analysis of Dust by Transmission Electron Microscopy for Asbestos Mass Surface Loading

    D6281 Test Method for Airborne Asbestos Concentration in Ambient and Indoor Atmospheres as Determined by Transmission Electron Microscopy Direct Transfer (TEM)

    D6480 Test Method for Wipe Sampling of Surfaces, Indirect Preparation, and Analysis for Asbestos Structure Number Surface Loading by Transmission Electron Microscopy

    D6620 Practice for Asbestos Detection Limit Based on Counts

    D7200 Practice for Sampling and Counting Airborne Fibers, Including Asbestos Fibers, in Mines and Quarries, by Phase Contrast Microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy

    D7201 Practice for Sampling and Counting Airborne Fibers, Including Asbestos Fibers, in the Workplace, by Phase Contrast Microscopy (with an Option of Transmission Electron Microscopy)

    D7390 Guide for Evaluating Asbestos in Dust on Surfaces by Comparison Between Two Environments

    Government Standards

    USGSOpen-FileReport0 Tabulation of Asbestos-Related Terminology


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.91 (Construction materials and building (Vocabularies)); 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101510(Asbestos)


    DOI: 10.1520/D7712-11

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