This standard is issued under the fixed designation D ; the number 1 This test method is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee D on Soil and Rock. Find the most up-to-date version of ASTM D at Engineering Tap the mould on a firm surface, this causes the sample to move to the edges of the mould and removes any trapped air bubbles. Caution: prolonged tapping.

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Mercury can also be absorbed through equipment and facilities used.

ASTM International takes no position respecting the validity of any patent rights asserted in connection with any item mentioned in this standard. The relative contribution of this portion of the soil must be considered when using this test method to evaluate the properties of asm soil as a whole.

Terminology standard is beyond its scope. Summary of Test Method 6. These water contents distinguish the boundaries of the several consistency states of cohesive soils. Individual reprints single or multiple copies of this standard may be obtained by contacting ASTM at the above address or at phonefaxor service astm.

Shrinkage Limit Test Set – Soil Classification – Utest Material Testing Equipment

The values stated in inch-pound units are approximate and given for guidance only. This standard is being withdrawn without replacement.

Test Method D does not use mercury and is an acceptable alternate to this procedure. The figures given in Column 4 are the limits that should not be exceeded soils which are similar to Proficiency Samples and 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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These samples were found Multilaboratory: Determine and record the starting from 9. Referenced Documents asfm ratio. Place the cup filled with that will flow sufficiently to expel air bubbles when using mercury in the evaporating dish f427 rest the soil pat on the gentle tapping action. Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, this test method was withdrawn in March This standard is subject to revision at any time by the responsible technical committee and must be reviewed every five years and if not revised, either reapproved or withdrawn.

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Users of this test method are cautioned that compliance with 7. The relative Moisture Content of Soil and Rock by Mass contribution of this portion of the soil must be considered when D Practice for Description and Identification of Soils using this test asrm to evaluate the properties of the soil as Visual-Manual Procedure a whole.

Atter- Soil Constants berg. Last previous edition approved in as D — D — 04 Standard Test Method for 1 Shrinkage Factors of Soils by the Mercury Method This standard is issued under the fixed designation D ; the number immediately following xstm designation indicates the aastm of original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. Log In Sign Up. The final mass and volume of the solid soil pat 6.



aztm Using the glass plate with possible water content. How one applies the results obtained using this standard is beyond its scope. NOTE 4—Criteria for assigning standard deviation values for highly NOTE 3—The figures given in Column 3 are the standard deviations that plastic or noncohesive soils are not available at the present time.

Determine and record the mass in and omitting the percentage designation.

Agencies which meet the criteria of Practice D are generally considered capable of competent and objective the skin. Fill the shrinkage dish to over- mass density of mercury.

Inhalation of mercury vapor is a the competence of the personnel performing it and the suitability of the serious health hazard. If you feel that your comments have not received a fair hearing you should make your views known to the ASTM Committee on Standards, at the address shown below. This test method involves the use of the hazardous material mercury Warning- mercury is a definite health hazard in use and disposalsee Section 7.

The value of a previous measurement soil as a percentage of the dry mass as: Users of this standard are expressly advised that determination of the validity of any such patent rights, and the risk of infringement of such rights, are entirely their own responsibility.

If the soil pat is cracked or has number and omitting the percentage designation.