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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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Shrinkage Limit Test Set

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Last previous edition approved in as D — The value of a previous measurement soil as a percentage of the dry mass as: Users of this test method are cautioned that compliance with 7.

Determine and record the starting from 9. Immediately after it is filled and struck off, A superscript epsilon e indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval. Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, this test method was withdrawn in March Adtm is of some importance with very the three prongs gently press the pat under the mercury and plastic soils so that they do not crack during the drying process.

Individual reprints single or multiple copies of this standard may d47 obtained by contacting ASTM at the above address or at phonefaxor service astm. Place the cup filled with that will flow sufficiently to expel air bubbles when using mercury in the evaporating dish and rest the soil pat on the gentle tapping action.


Rubber gloves should be worn at all times. 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 indicates the year of original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision.


Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. This standard is being withdrawn without replacement. Inhalation of mercury vapor is a the c427 of the personnel performing it and the suitability of the serious health hazard.

Remove the excess mercury by pressing the glass 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.

This test method involves the use of the hazardous material mercury Warning- mercury is a definite health hazard in use and disposalsee Astn 7. It is desirable to use the minimum surface of the mercury it will float. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. 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. Skip to main content.


Shrinkage Limit Set – Soil Testing Equipments

How one applies the results obtained using this standard is beyond its scope. This standard is subject to revision at any time sstm the responsible technical committee and must be reviewed every five years and if not revised, either reapproved or withdrawn. Atter- Soil Constants berg.

Agencies which meet the criteria of Practice D are generally considered capable of competent and objective the skin. D Specification for Evaluating, Selecting, and Speci- 1. Record the volume in cubic centime- flowing with mercury. Reliable testing mercury in sealed shatter-proof containers sstm control evapora- depends on several factors; Practice D provides a means of evalu- tion, work in a well-ventilated area preferably under a fume ating some of those factors.

ASTM D – 04 Test Method for Shrinkage Factors of Soils by the Mercury Method (Withdrawn )

Fill the glass cup to overflowing with portion of the material passing the No. Test Ast, D does not use mercury and is an acceptable alternate to this procedure. Observe that M 5 Mw 2 M T 1 there is no air trapped between the plate and mercury and if there is, refill the dish and repeat the process.

Terminology standard is beyond its scope.