ASTM D4544-12

    Standard Practice for Estimating Peat Deposit Thickness


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice uses a technique of probing to estimate the thickness of surficial peat deposits overlying mineral soil or bedrock.

    1.2 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.

    1.3 This practice offers a set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project's many unique aspects. The word “Standard” in the title of this document means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 65.080 (Fertilizers)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101603(Peat)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D4544-12

    Citation Format

    ASTM D4544-12, Standard Practice for Estimating Peat Deposit Thickness, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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