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1.1 This test method covers the determination of the asbestos content of untreated chrysotile asbestos textile materials which are usually blends of asbestos and organic fibers. This test method is also applicable to treated asbestos textile materials provided the treatment can be completely removed prior to testing.

1.2 This test method is limited to those asbestos textile materials in which asbestos is the only inorganic fiber present, or in which any other inorganic fiber or wire used as reinforcement can be removed prior to testing.

1.3 If carbonates are present, a correction is made for the loss on ignition in the calculation for asbestos content.

1.4 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

1.5 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 chrysoltile asbestos, refer to “Safe Use of Chrysotile Asbestos: A Manual on Preventive and Control Measures.”2

1.6 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. For specific safety hazard, see 1.5.

1.7 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.

 

Document History

  1. ASTM D1918/D1918M-95(2017)

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    Standard Test Method for Asbestos Content of Asbestos Textiles (Withdrawn 2022)

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  2. ASTM D1918/D1918M-95(2009)e1


    Standard Test Method for Asbestos Content of Asbestos Textiles

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  3. ASTM D1918-95(2004)e1


    Standard Test Method for Asbestos Content of Asbestos Textiles

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  4. ASTM D1918-95(2004)


    Standard Test Method for Asbestos Content of Asbestos Textiles

    • Historical Version
  5. ASTM D1918-95(1999)


    Standard Test Method for Asbestos Content of Asbestos Textiles

    • Historical Version