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Significance and Use
4.1 This test method will give a value of moisture content obtained under specified conditions. This value should not be considered as an absolute moisture content. Results may not compare with those obtained by the same method under different conditions, or by different methods.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the moisture content of asbestos fiber.
1.2 Warning—Breathing of asbestos dust is hazardous. Asbestos and asbestos products present demonstrated health risks for users and for those with whom they come into contact. In addition to other precautions, when working with asbestos-cement products, minimize the dust that results. For information on the safe use of chrysotile asbestos, refer to “Safe Use of Chrysotile: A Manual on Preventive and Control Measures.”
1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
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 whoever uses this standard to consult and establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D2590 Test Method for Sampling Chrysotile Asbestos
D2946 Terminology for Asbestos and AsbestosCement Products
D3879 Test Method for Sampling Amphibole Asbestos
ICS Number Code 59.060.30 (Mineral and metal fibres)
UNSPSC Code 11151515(Asbestos fibers)
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ASTM D2987 / D2987M-88(2019), Standard Test Method for Moisture Content of Asbestos Fiber, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.orgBack to Top