ASTM D8198 - 18

    Standard Specification for Hydraulically Applied 100 % Wood Fiber Mulches

    Active Standard ASTM D8198 | Developed by Subcommittee: D18.25

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.09


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the physical properties and testing requirements for 100 % wood fiber Hydraulic Erosion Control Products (HECP) mulches.

    1.2 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units, which are provided for information only and are not considered standard. Reporting of test results in units other than SI shall not be regarded as nonconformance with this standard. The sieve designations are identified using the “alternative” system in accordance with Practice E11, such as 3-in. and No. 200, instead of the “standard” of 75-mm and 75-µm, respectively.

    1.3 All observed and calculated values shall conform to the guidelines for significant digits and rounding established in Practice D6026, unless superseded by this test method.

    1.3.1 The procedures used to specify how data are collected/recorded and calculated in the standard are regarded as the industry standard. In addition, they are representative of the significant digits that generally should be retained. The procedures used do not consider material variation, purpose for obtaining the data, special purpose studies, or any considerations for the user’s objectives; and it is common practice to increase or reduce significant digits of reported data to be commensurate with these considerations. It is beyond the scope of these test methods to consider significant digits used in analysis methods for engineering data.

    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 the user of this standard to 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D2974 Test Methods for Moisture, Ash, and Organic Matter of Peat and Other Organic Soils

    D2976 Test Method for pH of Peat Materials

    D3740 Practice for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Engaged in Testing and/or Inspection of Soil and Rock as Used in Engineering Design and Construction

    D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data

    D7367 Test Method for Determining Water Holding Capacity of Fiber Mulches for Hydraulic Planting

    D7560 Test Method for Determination of Fiber Length Percentages in Hydraulic Erosion Control Products (HECPs)

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.080.01 (Soil quality and pedology in general); 59.080.70 (Geotextiles)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D8198-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8198-18, Standard Specification for Hydraulically Applied 100 % Wood Fiber Mulches, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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