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Proposed ASTM Standard to measure properties of SRFRs.

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Mar 19, 2013 - Proposed standard, ASTM WK39691, is being developed to measure basic physical properties of sediment retention fiber rolls, known as SRFRs, which are used to inhibit migration of sediment that has been displaced and carried by flowing water. Once it has been approved, proposed standard will be used by manufacturers to perform and document quality control in manufacturing process, as well as by end users who will rely on test results to assess specification conformance.

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Proposed ASTM Standard Will Measure Properties of Sediment Retention Fiber Rolls

Press release date: Mar 15, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., —A proposed new ASTM standard is being developed to measure the basic physical properties of sediment retention fiber rolls, known as SRFRs. SRFRs are used to inhibit the migration of sediment that has been displaced and carried by flowing water.

The proposed standard, ASTM WK39691, Test Methods for Determining Index Height, Diameter, Length and Mass per Unit Length of a Sediment Retention Fiber Roll (SRFR), is being developed by Subcommittee D18.25 on Erosion and Sediment Control Technology, part of ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock.

According to C. Joel Sprague, senior engineer, TRI/Environmental Inc., and a D18.25 member, the proposed test method is needed for performing quality control and quality assurance testing on SRFRs. Once it has been approved, the proposed standard will be used by manufacturers to perform and document quality control in the manufacturing process, as well as by end users who will rely on test results to assess specification conformance.

Sprague notes that the Erosion Control Technology Council defines sediment retention fiber rolls as manufactured three-dimensional devices of specified filler matrix encapsulated within a flexible containment material utilized in sediment and flow control applications. SRFRs are also known as wattles, logs, socks, tubes or fiber rolls.

Subcommittee D18.25 welcomes interest in its standards developing activities, particularly from designers and regulators of stormwater quality projects. The task group developing WK39691 is also working on developing terminology and performance tests associated with sediment retention devices.

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ASTM Committee D18 Next Meeting: June 9-12, 2013, June Committee Week, Indianapolis, Ind.
Technical Contact: C. Joel Sprague, TRI/Environmental Inc., Greenville, S.C., Phone: 864-242-2220; jsprague@tri-env.com
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