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ASTM C729-11(2022)

Standard Test Method for Density of Glass by the Sink-Float Comparator

Standard Test Method for Density of Glass by the Sink-Float Comparator C0729-11R22 ASTM|C0729-11R22|en-US Standard Test Method for Density of Glass by the Sink-Float Comparator Standard new BOS Vol. 15.02 Committee C14
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Significance and Use

4.1 The sink-float comparator method of test for glass density provides the most accurate (yet convenient for practical applications) method of evaluating the density of small pieces or specimens of glass. The data obtained are useful for daily quality control of production, acceptance or rejection under specifications, and for special purposes in research and development.

4.2 Although this test scope is limited to a density range from 1.1 g/cm3 to 3.3 g/cm3, it may be extended (in principle) to higher densities by the use of other miscible liquids (Test Method F77) such as water and thallium malonate-formate (approximately 5.0 g/cm3). The stability of the liquid and the precision of the test may be reduced somewhat, however, at higher densities.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the density of glass or nonporous solids of density from 1.1 g/cm 3 to 3.3 g/cm 3. It can be used to determine the apparent density of ceramics or solids, preferably of known porosity.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.02
Developed by Subcommittee: C14.04
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/C0729-11R22
ICS Code: 81.040.10