ASTM D4381-84(2006)

    Standard Test Method for Sand Content by Volume of Bentonitic Slurries


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the sand content of bentonitic slurries used in slurry construction techniques. This test method has been modified from API Recommended Practice 13B.

    1.2 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 consult and 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

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    American Petroleum Institute (API) Standard

    API RP 13B Recommended Practice Standard Procedure for Testing Drilling Fluids Available from the American Petroleum Institute, 2101 L St., NW, Washington, DC 20037.


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11111804(Bentonite)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D4381-84R06

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    ASTM D4381-84(2006), Standard Test Method for Sand Content by Volume of Bentonitic Slurries, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2006, www.astm.org

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