Gilson ASTM 3" diameter Round All-Brass Test Sieves meet the requirements of ASTM E 11. Brass Frame with Brass Cloth is an economical choice for light-duty applications. Full-height or half-height frames available. All are serial numbered and supplied with a certificate of manufacturing conformance.
Mesh Opening Sizes are listed using standard millimeter (mm) or micrometer (µm) descriptions, as well as traditional inch and number designations where appropriate.Frame Diameter should be large enough to accommodate the entire sample volume with enough surface area to avoid overloading individual sieves. The frame diameter selected must also fit the sieve shaker being used. Half or Intermediate-Height frames allow a greater number of sieves to be used when stack height is limited. Full-Height frames allow free movement of larger particles during agitation for more efficient separation.
Pans collect fines at the bottom of the sieve stack. Extended-Rim pans can be inserted into the middle of a stack, allowing two samples to be tested at once.
Sieve Verification procedures should be in place to regularly check working sieves as they age. Wire cloth stretches, sags, or even tears, and abrasive materials reduce wire diameter, causing an increase in opening size and loss of accuracy over time. Periodic, controlled measurement of openings helps determine sieve compliance. These measurements can be taken directly, using calipers or an optical comparator, or by testing a Standard Reference Material on the working sieves.