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    ASTM E100 - 19

    Standard Specification for ASTM Hydrometers

    Active Standard ASTM E100 | Developed by Subcommittee: E20.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.03

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    This specification covers glass hydrometers of various scale graduation systems, as required by the ASTM test methods in which they are used. Hydrometers shall be of the constant-mass, variable-displacement type. Hydrometers shall be made of glass, except for the scale, ballasting material, and the thermometric liquid of thermohydrometers. Material used for ballast shall be secured to the lower part of the body, and no loose material of any sort may be inside a hydrometer. The stem shall be uniform in cross section, with no perceptible irregularities. The preferred shapes for the bodies of hydrometers are presented. Graduation lines and inscriptions shall be in a permanent black marking material, such as India ink. All hydrometers shall be graduated to read correctly where the plane of the level liquid surface intersects the stem. The thermometer shall be of the mercury-in-glass type, unless otherwise specified. Hydrometers shall be inspected, tested, and standardized in accordance with the requirements prescribed.

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers glass hydrometers of various scale graduation systems, as required by the ASTM Test Methods in which they are used.

    1.2 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.

    1.3 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

    D3290 Specification for Bond and Ledger Papers for Permanent Records

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers

    E77 Test Method for Inspection and Verification of Thermometers

    E126 Test Method for Inspection, Calibration, and Verification of ASTM Hydrometers

    E344 Terminology Relating to Thermometry and Hydrometry

    E2251 Specification for Liquid-in-Glass ASTM Thermometers with Low-Hazard Precision Liquids

    E2877 Guide for Digital Contact Thermometers

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.060 (Measurement of volume, mass, density, viscosity)

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    DOI: 10.1520/E0100-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM E100-19, Standard Specification for ASTM Hydrometers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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