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1.1 This test method covers a dry screen analysis for asbestos fiber by means of a mechanical sieve shaker.
1.2 This test method is limited in its application to Group 4 and shorter chrysotile asbestos fiber samples as defined in Test Method D3639. However, some short amphibole asbestos fibers may be suitable for evaluation by this method.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are standard. The inch-pound (customary) units in brackets are presented for information only.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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. See 6.2 for a specific safety hazard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D2590 Test Method for Sampling Chrysotile Asbestos
D2946 Terminology for Asbestos and Asbestos-Cement Products
D3639 Test Method for Classification of Asbestos by Quebec Standard Test
D3879 Test Method for Sampling Amphibole Asbestos
E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
UNSPSC Code 11151515(Asbestos fibers)
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ASTM D2947-88(1997), Standard Test Method for Screen Analysis of Asbestos Fibers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1998, www.astm.orgBack to Top