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This practice covers the wet preparation of soil samples as received from the field for particle-size analysis and determination of soil constants.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D18 on Soil and Rocks, this practice was discontinued in January 2007.
1.1 This practice covers the wet preparation of soil samples as received from the field for particle-size analysis and determination of soil constants.
1.2 Procedure A provides for drying the field sample at a temperature not exceeding 140°F (60°C), making a wet separation on the No. 10 (2.00-mm) sieve, or No. 40 (425-[mu]m) sieve, or both, as needed, and finally drying at a temperature not exceeding 140°F. Procedure B provides that the sample shall be kept at a moisture content equal to or greater than the natural water content. The procedure to be used should be indicated in the specification for the material being tested. If no procedure is specified, the provisions of Procedure B shall govern.
1.3 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 establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
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ASTM D2217-85(1998), Standard Practice for Wet Preparation of Soil Samples for Particle-Size Analysis and Determination of Soil Constants (Withdrawn 2007), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1998, www.astm.orgBack to Top