ASTM WK75694

    Revision of D5550 - 14 Standard Test Method for Specific Gravity of Soil Solids by Gas Pycnometer

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    Active Standard: D5550 - 14

    Developed by Subcommittee: D18.03 | Committee D18 | Contact Staff Manager



    desiccant; salinity; soil; specific gravity; water content;;


    A minor revision is needed to add guidance for preparation and analysis of soils with a liquid limit of 25 or greater. These materials should be added to the pycnometer while still hot from the drying oven, and allowed to come to thermal equilibrium with the pycnometer prior to commencement of analysis. This is the only revision being made at this time. If there are other sections of the Test Method where revisions are needed, please bring that to the attention of the Chair of Subcommittee D18.03 or the Technical Contact for this revision. Further consideration of these additional items will be discussed as new business at the next meeting of the Subcommittee. The Subcommittee respectfully requests your affirmative vote on this minor revision.

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    Tony Thornton


    D18.03 (21-01)

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