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Significance and Use
4.1 This practice supports test methods designed to evaluate the performance of fluid-filter media, for example, Practice F796 wherein particle size distributions are addressed and at the same time this practice provides a means to compare size measurements obtained from several different types of instruments.
1.1 This practice provides a procedure for comparing the sizes of nonspherical particles in a test sample determined with different types of automatic particle counters, which operate on different measuring principles.
1.3 The practice considers rigid particles, free of fibers, of the kind used in studies of filtration, such as: commercially available test standards of quartz or alumina, or fly ash, or some powdered chemical reagent, such as iron oxide or calcium sulfate.
1.5 This practice also considers the use of instruments that provide sedimentation analyses, which is to say provide measures of the particle mass distribution as a function of Stokes diameter. The practice provides a way to convert mass distribution into number distribution so that the meaning of Stokes diameter can be related to the diameter measured by the instruments in 1.4.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F661 Practice for Particle Count and Size Distribution Measurement in Batch Samples for Filter Evaluation Using an Optical Particle Counter (Discontinued 2000)
F662 Test Method for Measurement of Particle Count and Size Distribution in Batch Samples for Filter Evaluation Using an Electrical Resistance Particle Counter (Discontinued 2002)
F796 Practice for Determining The Performance of a Filter Medium Employing a Single-Pass, Constant-Pressure, Liquid Test
ICS Number Code 19.120 (Particle size analysis. Sieving)
ASTM F660-83(2013), Standard Practice for Comparing Particle Size in the Use of Alternative Types of Particle Counters, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top