Revised HSG 248 “The Analysts’ Guide” 2021

Home Forums Public Forums Guidance Documents Revised HSG 248 “The Analysts’ Guide” 2021

Viewing 2 reply threads
  • Author
    • #3157
      mmNORAC Webmaster

      Hi All,

      The new analysts guide has finally arrived and can be downloaded here: HSG 248 May 2021

      Please feel free to discuss the new guidance, and ask any questions you may have!

      • This topic was modified 52 years, 6 months ago by .
    • #3434
      mmJean Prentice

      The final version of HSG 248 is now available and unfortunately not all technical errors have been corrected.

      Two critical bits of Appendix 2 have not been altered, namely
      A 2.13 requires “matched-pair binocular eyepieces of 8x or higher, one focusing (preferably non-rotatable). An eyepiece cross-hair graticule defining the vibration directions of the polariser and the analyser may also be used”  Ouch – there is nothing wrong with using a single ocular microscope and cross hairs are an essential!!!!  A2.32 mentions adjusting the cross hairs!

      A2.32 states “The back focal plane should be fully and evenly illuminated and the substage iris in focus. For Köhler or Köhler-type illumination the lamp filament should be in focus and completely fill the field of view (correct by adjusting the lamp housing)”  Second sentence – the lamp filament is NEVER visible with Kohler-type illumination

      The above 2 items are not the wording agreed by WG2 when this document was finalised well over 12 years ago.

      And in Appendix 4, information on aragonite (originally they called it Calcium Carbonate which is akin to calling all chrysotile Serpentine) has been dropped altogether instead of being corrected – and there are still misleading comments about the relief of some of the organic fibres.  Aragonite will crop up during monitoring of contaminated land sites and has been found in Rail Track hard core.

      Sorry – just hope that UKAS doesn’t try and implement all of A2.13 and A2.32!!!!

      Jean Prentice

    • #3500


      I have completed an auto PDF comparison between May 2021 version and the July 2021 version.

      I make it around 68 separate amendments between both versions. It is maybe not an exact perfect comparison but it is a start for all of us.

      • This reply was modified 52 years, 6 months ago by .
      • #3502

        Bump – attachment now attached 🙂

Viewing 2 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.