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Standard Test Method for Characterizing the Performance of Refuse Size-Reduction Equipment

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Standard Test Method for Characterizing the Performance of Refuse Size-Reduction Equipment


1.1 This test method covers measuring the performance of solid waste size reduction equipment.

1.2 This test method can be used to measure the flow (that is, throughput) of solid waste through the size-reduction equipment, energy usage of the size-reduction device, and particle size of the shredded product.

1.3 This test method includes instructions for measuring energy usage, solid waste throughput, net processing time, and particle size distribution.

1.4 This test method applies only to size reduction equipment that produces a shredded product with a size corresponding to 90% cumulative passing in the range of 0.5 to 15 cm (0.2-6 in.) on an air-dry weight basis. For material with nominal sizes outside of this range, the precision and bias statements for particle size designation (Section 14) may not apply.

1.5 This test method can be applied to size reduction equipment located anywhere within a processing line.

1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.7 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. See Section 7 for specific hazard information.


Flow and flow rate-environmental studies; Particle size analysis; Refuse processing plants; Resource recovery-solid waste refuse-derived fuel/RDF; Size; characterizing the performance of refuse size reduction equipment,; test; ICS Number Code 13.030.40 (Installations and equipment for waste disposal and treatment)

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11.04 (Waste Management)

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13.030.40 (Installations and equipment for waste disposal and treatment Including street cleaning equipment, waste containers, incineration and compaction equipment, equipment for dumping of refuse, landfill sites, etc. Waste collection vehicles, see 43.160 Waste chutes, see 91.140.70 Food waste disposal units, see 97.040.50)

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1983 R88 EDITION



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Publication Date

Aug. 26, 1983

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

9 pages

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