ASTM D6063 - 11(2018)

    Standard Guide for Sampling of Drums and Similar Containers by Field Personnel

    Active Standard ASTM D6063 | Developed by Subcommittee: D34.01.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.04


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This guide is intended to assist field personnel in obtaining samples from drums and similar containers for field and laboratory analysis. The need for accurate data, and the costs associated with sampling and analysis, make it essential that samples be taken correctly before submitting them for chemical analysis or physical testing, or both. Incorrect sampling can invalidate resulting data.

    5.2 This guide may be used by personnel who have no formal workplan. It draws their attention to issues that must be addressed before, during, and after taking a sample. It provides guidance in choosing the sampling technique and equipment suitable for specific situations. It can serve as a training tool for those who are unfamiliar with sampling. It is recommended that this guide be used as a supplement to a written workplan.

    5.3 Some sections of this guide contain flow charts (see Figs. 1-5) that must be worked through, starting from the top of each page. By answering the questions in the diamond-shaped boxes, and following the appropriate arrows, the person planning to sample will be guided toward the most suitable procedures and equipment. The numbers at the bottom of some boxes refer to corresponding paragraphs in the text, which provide information to help the person sampling answer the questions.

    FIG. 8 COLIWASA

     COLIWASA COLIWASA

    FIG. 9 Concentric Tube Thief

     Concentric Tube Thief Concentric Tube Thief

    FIG. 10 Dipper

     Dipper Dipper

    FIG. 11 Drum Thief

     Drum Thief Drum Thief

    FIG. 12 Peristaltic Pumps

     Peristaltic Pumps Peristaltic Pumps

    FIG. 13 Scoop, Spoon, Trowel

     Scoop, Spoon, Trowel Scoop, Spoon, Trowel

    FIG. 14 Syringe Sampler

     Syringe Sampler Syringe Sampler

    FIG. 15 Trier

     Trier Trier

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers information, including flow charts, for field personnel to follow in order to collect samples from drums and similar containers.

    1.2 The purpose of this guide is to help field personnel in planning and obtaining samples from drums and similar containers, using equipment and techniques that will ensure that the objectives of the sampling activity will be met. It can also be used as a training tool.

    1.3 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. See specific warnings in 7.4.3 and 7.4.4.

    1.4 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.

    ASTM Standards

    C783 Practice for Core Sampling of Graphite Electrodes

    D1452/D1452M Practice for Soil Exploration and Sampling by Auger Borings

    D1586 Test Method for Standard Penetration Test (SPT) and Split-Barrel Sampling of Soils

    D1587/D1587M Practice for Thin-Walled Tube Sampling of Fine-Grained Soils for Geotechnical Purposes

    D2113 Practice for Rock Core Drilling and Sampling of Rock for Site Exploration

    D4448 Guide for Sampling Ground-Water Monitoring Wells

    D4687 Guide for General Planning of Waste Sampling

    D4700 Guide for Soil Sampling from the Vadose Zone

    D4823 Guide for Core Sampling Submerged, Unconsolidated Sediments

    D4840 Guide for Sample Chain-of-Custody Procedures

    D5088 Practice for Decontamination of Field Equipment Used at Waste Sites

    D5283 Practice for Generation of Environmental Data Related to Waste Management Activities: Quality Assurance and Quality Control Planning and Implementation

    D5358 Practice for Sampling with a Dipper or Pond Sampler

    D5451 Practice for Sampling Using a Trier Sampler

    D5495 Practice for Sampling With a Composite Liquid Waste Sampler (COLIWASA)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 19.020 (Test conditions and procedures in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/D6063-11R18

    Citation Format

    ASTM D6063-11(2018), Standard Guide for Sampling of Drums and Similar Containers by Field Personnel, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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