ASTM D7560 - 16

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Fiber Length Percentages in Hydraulic Erosion Control Products (HECPs)

    Active Standard ASTM D7560 | Developed by Subcommittee: D18.25

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.09


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method determines the various fiber lengths that make up an HECP fiber mulch material. HECP fibers are engineered and processed to specific length and width dimensions that facilitate the hydraulic application and prevent clogging of the pump, recirculation pipes, nozzles, and tips.

    5.2 This test method is used by manufacturers of HECP products for quality assurance testing.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method provides the requirements and procedures needed to determine quantitatively the fiber length percentages of hydraulic erosion control products (HECPs).

    1.2 This test method allows for comparative evaluation of in-process HECPs to a manufactured product specification.

    1.3 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. US standard units are provided in parentheses.

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

    1.5 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

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11121706(Mulch)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D7560-16

    Citation Format

    ASTM D7560-16, Standard Test Method for Determination of Fiber Length Percentages in Hydraulic Erosion Control Products (HECPs), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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