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ASTM D2985

92nd Edition, May 15, 1992

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Standard Test Method for Color of Asbestos

Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 2006


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Superseded By: ASTM D2985/D2985M

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 92nd Edition, May 15, 1992
  • Published Date: January 2006
  • Status: Superseded By:
  • Superseded By: ASTM D2985/D2985M
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 9
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This test method covers the determination of color, whiteness, and yellowness of asbestos by means of a photoelectric reflectometer.

The test method is applicable to all grades and varieties of homogeneous milled asbestos.

This test method may be applied to samples that are not dry or homogeneous, or that contain impurities or adulterants. However, in such cases, results may not be comparable with those obtained on clean dry samples.

To obtain similar results from spectrophotometers, see Test Method E 308.

The values stated in SI (metric) units are to be regarded as standard. The inch-pound (customary) units are for information only.

Warning—Breathing of asbestos dust is hazardous. Asbestos and asbestos products present demonstrated health risks for users and for those with whom they come into contact. In addition to other precautions, when working with asbestos-cement products, minimize the dust that results. For information on the safe use of chrysotile asbestos, refer to “Safe Use of Chrysotile: A Manual of Preventive and Control Measures.”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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

2 Available from The Asbestos Institute, http://www.chrysotile.com/en/sr_use/ manual.htm.