ASTM D7986-15

    Standard Practice for Preparing Specimens of Hydraulic Erosion Control Products for Index Property Testing


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice specifies a set of instructions for preparing samples of hydraulic erosion control products (HECPs) for index property testing.

    1.2 All observed and calculated values shall conform to the guidelines for significant digits and rounding established in Practice D6026.

    1.2.1 For purposes of comparing measured or calculated value(s) with specified limits, the measured or calculated value(s) shall be rounded to the nearest decimal or significant digits in the specified limits.

    1.2.2 The procedures used to specify how data are collected/recorded or calculated, in this standard are regarded as the industry standard. In addition, they are representative of the significant digits that generally should be measured. The procedures used do not consider material variation, purpose for obtaining the data, special purpose studies, or any considerations for the users objectives; and it is common practice to increase or reduce the significant digits of reported data to be commensurate with these considerations. It is beyond the scope of this standard to consider significant digits used in the analytical methods for engineering design.

    1.3 Units—The values stated in SI units are being regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in the practice.

    1.4 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D3740 Practice for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Engaged in Testing and/or Inspection of Soil and Rock as Used in Engineering Design and Construction

    D4753 Guide for Evaluating, Selecting, and Specifying Balances and Standard Masses for Use in Soil, Rock, and Construction Materials Testing

    D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data

    E145 Specification for Gravity-Convection and Forced-Ventilation Ovens


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.080.01 (Soil quality in general); 19.040 (Environmental testing)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D7986-15

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    ASTM D7986-15, Standard Practice for Preparing Specimens of Hydraulic Erosion Control Products for Index Property Testing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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