Standard Test Method for Penetration Index of Asbestos
|Publication Date:||26 May 1989|
|ICS Code (Products in fibre-reinforced cement):||91.100.40|
To determine the efficiency with which asbestos fibers increase the consistency when mixed into a liquid asphaltic vehicle, relative to fibers chosen as standard.
This test method is applicable to Quebec Standard Group 7 asbestos fibers as determined by Test Method D 3639.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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."(Footnote 2)
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 a specific hazard warning, see 1.4.
Footnote 2 - Available from The Asbestos Institute,