Characterization of bulk materials - Determination of a size-weighted fine fraction and crystalline silica content - Part 1: General information and choice of test methods; German version EN 17289-1:2020


The purpose of this document is to allow users to evaluate bulk materials with regard to theamount of fine fraction of potentially hazardous substances, especially crystalline silica. This Part1 describes the requirements and choice of test method. It provides the user with guidance onhow to select the method as well as the preparation of the sample and determination ofcrystalline silica by XRD and FTIR.This document is applicable for bulk materials that contain particles in the size range from 0,1 micrometer to 125 micrometer satisfying with the criteria given in Part 2 and Part 3 of this document series.





Planned document number

DIN EN 17289-1

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Responsible national committee

NA 095-03-01-01 AK - Particulate matter 

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 137/WG 3 - Particulate matter 

draft standard

Characterization of bulk materials - Determination of a sizeweighted fine fraction and crystalline silica content - Part 1: General information and choice of test methods; German and English version prEN 17289-1:2019
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