Standard Practices for Handling, Storing, and Preparing Soft Undisturbed Marine Soil
|Publication Date:||10 June 2003|
|ICS Code (Geology. Meteorology. Hydrology):||07.060|
These practices cover methods for project/cruise reporting, and handling, transporting and storing soft cohesive undisturbed marine soil. Procedures for preparing soil specimens for triaxial strength, and consolidation testing are also presented.
These practices may include the handling and transporting of sediment specimens contaminated with hazardous materials and samples subject to quarantine regulations.
This practice offers a set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project's many unique aspects. The word "Standard" in the title of the document means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.
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. Specific precautionary statements are given in Sections 1, 2 and 7.
The values in acceptable SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.