ASTM D7831 - 13

    Standard Practice for Sampling of Tanks by Field Personnel

    Active Standard ASTM D7831 | 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 to assist field personnel in obtaining samples from tanks for laboratory analysis. The cost associated with sampling and analysis make it essential that samples be taken correctly before submitting them for chemical analysis, physical testing, or both. Incorrect sampling can invalidate resulting data.

    5.2 This practice provides guidance in choosing the sampling technique and equipment suitable for specific situations. It is recommended that this guide be used as a supplement to a written field sampling plan.

    5.3 The procedures for sampling tanks using a COLIWASA, liquid profiler sampler, Bacon Bomb sampler, and peristaltic pump and tubing are delineated.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers information for field personnel to follow in order to collect samples from tanks.

    1.2 The purpose of this practice is to help field personnel in planning and obtaining samples from vertical and horizontal tanks, open-topped rectangular/square tanks, railroad and truck tankers, vacuum trucks and tanks with multiple compartments using equipment and techniques that will assist in meeting the sampling objectives.

    1.3 The practice is applicable to hazardous materials, products, raw materials, by-product, or waste.

    1.4 Sampling from circulating pump discharge valves and tank transfer lines are not addressed in this practice.

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

    1.6 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

    D4687 Guide for General Planning of Waste Sampling

    D4840 Guide for Sample Chain-of-Custody Procedures

    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

    D5495 Practice for Sampling With a Composite Liquid Waste Sampler (COLIWASA)

    D5681 Terminology for Waste and Waste Management

    D5792 Practice for Generation of Environmental Data Related to Waste Management Activities: Development of Data Quality Objectives

    D6232 Guide for Selection of Sampling Equipment for Waste and Contaminated Media Data Collection Activities

    D6759 Practice for Sampling Liquids Using Grab and Discrete Depth Samplers

    D7353 Practice for Sampling of Liquids in Waste Management Activities Using a Peristaltic Pump


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.100 (Occupational safety. Industrial hygiene); 23.020.10 (Stationary containers and tanks)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 24111803(Storage tanks)


    DOI: 10.1520/D7831-13

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