ASTM-D7049 Standard Test Method for Metalworking Fluid Aerosol in Workplace Atmospheres

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1.1 This test method covers a procedure for the determination of both total collected particulate matter and extractable mass metalworking fluid aerosol concentrations in the range of 0.07 to 5 mg/m3 in workplace atmospheres.

1.2 This test method describes a standardized means of collecting worker exposure information that can be compared to existing exposure databases, using a test method that is also more specific to metal removal fluids.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Significance and Use

5.1 This test method covers the gravimetric measurement4 of metal removal fluid aerosol concentrations in workplace atmospheres.

5.2 This test method provides total particulate matter concentrations for comparison with historical exposure databases collected with the same technology.

5.3 This test method provides an extension to current non-standardized methods by adding an extractable mass concentration which reduces interferences from nonmetal removal fluid aerosols.

5.4 This test method does not address differences between metal removal fluid types, but it does include extraction with a broad spectrum of solvent polarity to adequately remove many of the current fluid formulations from insoluble background aerosol.5

5.5 This test method does not identify or quantify any specific putative toxins in the workplace that can be related to metal removal fluid aerosols or vapors.

5.6 This test method does not address the loss of semivolatile compounds from the filter during or after collection.


aerosol sampling; air monitoring; grinding fluid; machining fluid; metal removal fluid; metalworking fluid; sampling and analysis; workplace atmospheres;; ICS Number Code 13.040.20 (Ambient atmospheres)

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11.07 (Atmospheric Analysis)

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13.040.20 (Ambient atmospheres Including indoor air)

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Nov. 1, 2017

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