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These test methods include descriptions for conducting and reporting throughput and electrical power tests on mechanical conveying equipment for municipal solid waste and recovered products from resource recovery systems.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D34 on Waste Management, these test methods were withdrawn in February 2013. This standard is being withdrawn without replacement due to its limited use by industry.
1.1 These test methods include descriptions for conducting and reporting throughput and electrical power tests on mechanical conveying equipment for municipal solid waste and recovered products from resource recovery systems. Other aspects of performance testing such as spillage, conveyor tracking, dusting, slippage, transfer points, etc., should be considered in the interpretation of the results. These test methods can be used on equipment handling raw refuse, processed refuse, magnetic scrap metals, nonferrous scrap metals, mixed glass, and residues or tailings. These test methods may also be used for materials in other industries.
1.2 These test methods cover mechanical conveying equipment including apron, belt, drag, flight, screw, slat, and vibrating conveyors and bucket elevators.
1.3 These test methods are applicable specifically to the resource recovery industry since municipal solid wastes are heterogeneous mixtures and the composition and bulk densities vary considerably depending on many factors. Because of the varying composition of municipal solid waste, a number of samples must be taken to determine accurately the performance of the mechanical conveying equipment.
1.4 Test methods for determining the approximate as-conveyed bulk density of the material and for determining the electrical horsepower input of the equipment motors are also included.
1.5 It is intended that the tests be made and reported by personnel trained in the proper application and use of the various instruments and methods involved.
1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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.
E380 Practice for Use of the International System of Units (Si) (the Modernized Metric System)
E856 Definitions of Terms and Abbreviations Relating to Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Refuse Derived Fuel
Other StandardNo. 550 Classification and Definitions of Bulk Materials Available from Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association, 1000 Vermont Ave., N.W, Washington, DC 20005.
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ASTM E868-82(2005), Standard Test Methods for Conducting Performance Tests on Mechanical Conveying Equipment Used in Resource Recovery Systems (Withdrawn 2005), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2005, www.astm.orgBack to Top