Standardization News

Sieve and Screening Methods Terminology

E1638, Terminology Relating to Sieves, Sieving Methods and Screening Media, has been revised to reflect technological advances in particle size analysis and particle separation. E1638 was developed by Subcommitte E29.01 on Sieves, Sieving Methods and Screening Media, part of ASTM International Committee E29 on Particle and Spray Characterization.

Kenneth Beyer, president, Unique Wire Weaving Co., and an E29 member representing the American Wire Cloth Institute, notes that E29.01 has been active in recent years, both in revising existing standards to reflect technology and in developing new standards such as E2814, Guide for Industrial Woven Wire Filter Cloth.

"In 2006, due to new and revised standards activity within E29.01, it was decided to revise E1638 to incorporate all terms in E29.01 standards," says Beyer. "E1638 is our master document, allowing a user to reference one document for all sieving and screening media definitions."

To purchase ASTM standards, visit and search by the standard designation, or contact ASTM Sales (phone: 877-909-ASTM;

CONTACT Technical Information: Kenneth H. Beyer, American Wire Cloth Institute • Elizabeth, N.J. • Phone: 908-688-4600 | ASTM Staff: Katerina Koperna • Phone: 610-832-9728 | Upcoming Meeting: May 1-2 • In conjunction with B09 May meeting • Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Fla.

Industry Sectors:

Issue Month: 
Issue Year: