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ASTM D4427-07

Standard Classification of Peat Samples by Laboratory Testing

Standard Classification of Peat Samples by Laboratory Testing D4427-07 ASTM|D4427-07|en-US Standard Classification of Peat Samples by Laboratory Testing Standard new BOS Vol. 04.08 Committee D18
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Significance and Use

The purpose of this classification is to standardize the naming of peat materials so that the peat-producer can better identify the product and the peat-consumer better select peat materials to meet requirements. This system may also be used for peat resource evaluations, environmental impact reports, and preliminary engineering studies. The parameters selected for use in this classification are ones which have been determined to relate to the agricultural/horticultural, geotechnical, and energy uses of peats.

Note 1—The quality of the results produced by this standard is dependent on the competence of the personnel performing it, and the suitability of the equipment and facilities used. Agencies that meet the criteria of Practice D 3740 are generally considered capable of competent and objective testing/sampling/inspection/and the like. Users of this standard are cautioned that compliance with Practice D 3740 does not in itself assure reliable testing. Reliable testing depends on many factors; Practice D 3740 provides a means of evaluating some of those factors.


1.1 This classification is a system for subdividing and assigning nomenclature to peat samples through laboratory tests.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.08
Developed by Subcommittee: D18.07
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D4427-07
ICS Code: 65.080