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This specification covers the requirements for design and construction of testing sieves using a medium of woven wire cloth mounted in a frame for use in testing for the classification of materials according to designated particle size and wire cloth meeting the specifications specified, to be designated test grade wire cloth. Frames for wire cloth sieves shall be constructed in such a manner as to be rigid. The wire cloth shall be mounted on the frame without distortion, looseness or waviness. To prevent the material being sieved from catching in the joint between the wire cloth and the frame, the joint shall be filled smoothly or constructed so that the material will not be trapped. Standard frames for the sieve frames shall be circular with specific nominal diameters. The dimensions shall conform to the specified requirements. These frames shall be made from non corrosive material such as brass or stainless steel and be of seamless construction. The nonstandard frames for sieve frames may be either square, rectangular, or circular. The frame may have the sieve cloth permanently installed, or may be designed to permit replacement. Pans and covers for use with sieves shall be made so as to nest with the sieves. Pans with extended rims (“stacking skirts”) shall be furnished when specified. The pans and covers shall conform to the specified dimensions.
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1.1 This document specifies the technical requirements for; the woven wire test sieve cloth (sieve cloth) used in test sieves, the construction of test sieves, standard and non-standard test sieve frame sizes, and test procedures used to inspect sieve cloth and the test sieves. This specification applies to test sieves manufactured with sieve cloth having a nominal aperture size ranging from 125 millimetres (mm) down to 20 micrometres (μm).
1.2 Additional reference information can be found in Specifications , , , and in Test Methods and .
1.3 The values stated in SI units shall be considered standard for the dimensions of the sieve cloth openings and the wire diameters used in the sieve cloth. The values stated in inch-pound units shall be considered standard with regard to the sieve frames, pans, and covers.
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.
C430 Test Method for Fineness of Hydraulic Cement by the 45-m (No. 325) Sieve
E161 Specification for Electroformed Material and Test Sieves
E323 Specification for Perforated-Plate Sieves for Testing Purposes
E1638 Terminology Relating to Sieves, Sieving Methods, and Screening Media
E2016 Specification for Industrial Woven Wire Cloth
E2427 Test Method for Acceptance by Performance Testing for Sieves
ISO StandardISO 3310-1 Test SievesTechnical Requirements and Testing Part 1: Test Sieves of Metal Wire Cloth
Military StandardMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
Federal StandardFed. Std. No. 123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)
ICS Number Code 19.120 (Particle size analysis. Sieving)
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ASTM E11-20, Standard Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.orgBack to Top