ASTM D2590

Full Name

ASTM D2590 – Standard Test Method for Sampling Chrysotile Asbestos


This test method covers procedures for taking a composite or a master composite sample, at the mine or at the factory or from a consignment, of a lot of milled asbestos fiber used as raw material in the chrysotile asbestos industry, conditioning this sample and reducing it in quantity through a series of steps to provide a relatively small test specimen of loose asbestos fibers, representative of the lot and suitable for the determination of a single property.


asbestos; chrysotile; referee sample; sample; sampling; test specimen