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ASTM D2590

98th Edition, 2006

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Standard Test Method for Sampling Chrysotile Asbestos

Includes all amendments and changes through Editorial Change 1, October 2006

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Superseded By: ASTM D2590/D2590M

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W/D S/S BY ASTM D2590/D2590M
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Product Details:

  • Revision: 98th Edition, 2006
  • Published Date: October 2006
  • Status: Superseded By:
  • Superseded By: ASTM D2590/D2590M
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 6
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This test method covers procedures for taking a composite or a master composite sample, at the mine or at the factory or from a consignment, of a lot of milled asbestos fiber used as raw material in the chrysotile asbestos industry, conditioning this sample and reducing it in quantity through a series of steps to provide a relatively small test specimen of loose asbestos fibers, representative of the lot and suitable for the determination of a single property.

This sampling method is suitable for taking test specimens of chrysotile asbestos for Test Methods: C 1119, C 1120, C 1121, C 1122, C 1123, C 1124, C 1125, C 1162, D 1118, D 2589, D 2752, D 2946, D 2947, D 2985, D 2987, D 3639, D 3752 and D 3880.

Test Method D 3879 covers the sampling of amphibole asbestos fibers.

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.