ASTM D4220-95(2000)

    Standard Practices for Preserving and Transporting Soil Samples


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    1. Scope

    1.1 These practices cover procedures for preserving soil samples immediately after they are obtained in the field and accompanying procedures for transporting and handling the samples.

    1.2 Limitations -These practices are not intended to address requirements applicable to transporting of soil samples known or suspected to contain hazardous materials.

    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. See Section 7.


    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

    D420 Guide to Site Characterization for Engineering Design and Construction Purposes

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D1452 Practice for Soil Exploration and Sampling by Auger Borings

    D1586 Test Method for Penetration Test (SPT) and Split-Barrel Sampling of Soils

    D1587 Practice for Thin-Walled Tube Sampling of Soils for Geotechnical Purposes

    D2488 Practice for Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)

    D3550 Practice for Thick Wall, Ring-Lined, Split Barrel, Drive Sampling of Soils

    D4564 Test Method for Density and Unit Weight of Soil in Place by the Sleeve Method

    D4700 Guide for Soil Sampling from the Vadose Zone


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 93.020 (Earth works. Excavations. Foundation construction. Underground works)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11111501(Soil)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D4220-95R00

    Citation Format

    ASTM D4220-95(2000), Standard Practices for Preserving and Transporting Soil Samples, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2000, www.astm.org

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