Astm D 3879 – 91 (Reapproved 1999) pdf free download

Standard Test Method for
Sampling Amphibole Asbestos1

This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 3879; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of the last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.

1. Scope

1.1 This test method describes the procedure for taking a
composite sample or a master composite sample (at the mine,
at the factory, or from a consignment) from a lot of commercial
milled amphibole fibers, conditioning the sample, and reducing
it in quantity so as to provide a series of relatively small test
specimens of loose asbestos fiber, each of which may be
regarded as representative of the lot. (See Appendix X1 for
sampling strategy.)

1.2 This test method is suitable for taking test specimens of
amphibole asbestos for the following 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 2947, D 2985, D 2987, D 3639,
D 3752, and D 3880.

1.3 For sampling chrysotile asbestos, use Method D 2590.

1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the
standard. The values given in parentheses are for information

1.5 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. See 7.1.1 for a
specific hazard warning.

2. Referenced Documents

2.1 ASTM Standards:
C 1119 Test Method for Vacuum Drainage of AsbestosCement Mixes2
C 1120 Test Method for Wash Test of Asbestos2
C 1121 Test Method for Turner and Newall (T and N)
Wet-Length Classification of Asbestos2
C 1122 Test Method for Wet Volume of Asbestos2
C 1123 Test Method for Compressibility and Recovery of
C 1124 Test Method for Kerosene Retention of Asbestos2
C 1125 Test Method for Penetration Index of Asbestos2
C 1162 Test Method for Loose Density of Asbestos2

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