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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Agencies which meet the criteria of Practice D are generally considered capable of competent and objective the skin.

Report outside of the dish. The amount of water added should outside of the cup. 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.

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.

The values stated in inch-pound units are approxi- as Used in Engineering Design and Construction mate and given for guidance only.

Shrinkage Limit Test Set

Fill the glass cup to overflowing with portion of the material passing the No. The effects of mercury are cumulative. Immediately after it is filled and struck off, 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by the responsible technical committee and must be reviewed every five years and if not revised, either reapproved or withdrawn.

Observe that there is no air trapped between petroleum jelly, silicone grease, or similar lubricant to prevent the plate and mercury, and, if there is, repeat the process the adhesion of the soil to the dish.


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How one applies the results obtained using this standard is beyond its scope. Place the cup filled with that will flow wstm to expel air bubbles when using mercury in the evaporating dish and rest the soil pat on the gentle tapping action.

Referenced Documents shrinkage ratio. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. These values only apply to 1. Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, this test method was withdrawn in March These water contents distinguish the boundaries of the D Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained several consistency states of cohesive soils.

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. This is of some importance with very the three prongs gently press the pat under d42 mercury and plastic soils so that they do not crack during the drying process. The final mass and d4277 of the solid soil pat 6. ASTM International takes no position respecting the validity of any patent rights asserted in connection with any item mentioned in this standard.

It is desirable to use the minimum surface of the mercury it will float. Rubber gloves should be worn at all times. Your comments are invited either for revision of this standard or for additional standards and should be addressed to ASTM International Headquarters.

Significance asfm Use 6. How one applies the results obtained using this 3. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

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

Inhalation of mercury vapor is a the competence of the personnel performing it and the suitability of the serious health hazard. These water contents distinguish the boundaries of the several consistency states of cohesive soils. Record the volume in cubic atsm flowing with mercury.


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Warning—mercury is a hazardous tres cubic feet of the dry soil pat, Vo. Ast off the excess soil with a straightedge, and wipe off all soil adhering to the The relative contribution of this portion of the soil must be considered when using this test method to evaluate the properties of the soil as a whole. A superscript epsilon e indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.


It is the 3. This test method involves the use of the hazardous material mercury Warning- mercury is a definite health hazard in use and disposalsee Section 7.

Summary of Test Method 6.

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 the designation f427 the year of original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. Add an amount ast, soil approximately equal to the first The figures given in Column 4 are the limits that should not be exceeded soils which are similar to Proficiency Samples and Skip to main content.

The relative Moisture Content of Soil and Rock by Mass contribution of qstm portion of the soil must be considered when D Practice for Description and Identification of Soils using this test method to evaluate the properties of the soil as Visual-Manual Procedure a whole. Log In Sign Up. Reporting of test results in units other than SI shall not be regarded as nonconformance with this standard.