Standards and guidelines for bulk material sampling can vary significantly depending on the industry and region. Here are some general and industry-specific standards that may be relevant:
- ISO 3082: This standard applies to the sampling of iron ores and focuses on the methods of sampling, preparation and analysis.
- ASTM Standards: ASTM has several standards for bulk material sampling in various applications, including D75 for aggregate sampling.
- ISO 24333: This standard deals with the sampling of cereals and cereal products, including flour and grains.
- Codex Alimentarius: FAO and WHO food standards may include regulations on sampling and quality control.
Construction and building materials industry
- EN 932-1: The European Standard for the sampling of aggregates.
- ASTM C136/C136M: Standard test method for sieve analysis of fine and coarse aggregates.
Mining and minerals
- ISO 12743: This standard applies to the sampling of copper, lead, zinc and nickel concentrates.
- ASTM D2234/D2234M: Standard method for sampling coal.
- USP (United States Pharmacopeia): These standards contain specific requirements for the sampling of drugs and pharmaceutical substances.
- ISO 8213: Standard for the sampling of liquid chemicals.
- ASTM D4057: Standard Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products.
- EPA Guidelines: Different countries have specific environmental regulations for bulk material sampling, especially for potentially contaminated materials.
Compliance with relevant standards and regulations is critical to ensuring quality, safety and legal compliance when sampling bulk materials. Companies should familiarize themselves with the specific requirements of their industry and region and, if necessary, seek expert advice to ensure that they meet all relevant standards.