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1.1 This test method covers the determination of the amount of moisture present in ordinary commercial and industrial samples of wool in all forms except grease wool, using the oven-drying technique.
1.2 Formulas for calculating the moisture content (as-received basis) and moisture regain (oven-dried basis) are given. It is always important to use the correct term which corresponds to the basis used in the calculation (see 12.2.1 ).
Note 1--The determination of moisture content for textile materials in general is covered in Test Methods D2654, and an optimal method for determining the moisture in wool by distillation with toluene is covered in Test Method D2462. A method for sampling wool for the determination of moisture in wool is covered in Practice D2525. The oven-drying method has been adapted for cotton in Test Method D2495.
1.3 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.
D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles
D1060 Practice for Core Sampling of Raw Wool in Packages for Determination of Percentage of Clean Wool Fiber Present
D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles
D2258 Practice for Sampling Yarn for Testing
D2462 Test Method for Moisture in Wool by Distillation With Toluene
D2495 Test Method for Moisture in Cotton by Oven-Drying
D2525 Practice for Sampling Wool for Moisture
D2654 Test Method for Moisture in Textiles
D3333 Practice for Sampling Manufactured Staple Fibers, Sliver, or Tow for Testing
D4845 Terminology Relating to Wool
UNSPSC Code 11151508(Wool fibers)
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ASTM D1576-90(1995), Standard Test Method for Moisture in Wool by Oven-Drying, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2001, www.astm.orgBack to Top