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ASTM E11-17

Standard Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves

Standard Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves E0011-17 ASTM|E0011-17|en-US Standard Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves Standard new BOS Vol. 14.02 Committee E29
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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.


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 E161, E323, E2016, and in Test Methods C430 and E2427.

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 and health 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 14.02
Developed by Subcommittee: E29.01
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.1520/E0011-17
ICS Code: 19.120