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ASTM E 1232 : 2007 : R2019

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Standard Test Method for Temperature Limit of Flammability of Chemicals

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01-02-2019

CONTAINED IN VOL. 14.02, 2017 Defines the determination of the minimum temperature at which vapors in equilibrium with a liquid (or solid) chemical will be sufficiently concentrated to form flammable mixtures in air at atmospheric pressure.

1.1This test method covers the determination of the minimum temperature at which vapors in equilibrium with a liquid (or solid) chemical will be sufficiently concentrated to form flammable mixtures in air at atmospheric pressure. This test method is written specifically for determination of the temperature limit of flammability of systems using air as the source of oxidant and diluent. It may also be used for other oxidant/diluent combinations, including air plus diluent mixtures; however, no oxidant/diluent combination stronger than air should be used. Also, no unstable chemical capable of explosive decomposition reactions should be tested (see 8.3).

1.2This test method is designed and written to be run at local ambient pressure and is limited to a maximum initial pressure of 1 atm abs. It may also be used for reduced pressures with the practical lower pressure limit being approximately 13.3 kPa (100 mm Hg). The maximum practical operating temperature of this equipment is approximately 150°C (302°F) (Note A1.2).

1.3The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.4This standard should be used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions, and should not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. However, results of this test may be used as elements of a fire risk assessment which takes into account all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end use.

1.5This 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. Specific safety precautions are given in Section 8.

1.6This 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.

Committee
E 27
DocumentType
Test Method
Pages
11
ProductNote
Reconfirmed 2007
PublisherName
American Society for Testing and Materials
Status
Current
Supersedes

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ASTM E 230 : 2003 Standard Specification and Temperature-Electromotive Force (EMF) Tables for Standardized Thermocouples
ASTM D 3278 : 2020 Standard Test Methods for Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed-Cup Apparatus
ASTM E 681 : 1998 Standard Test Method for Concentration Limits of Flammability of Chemicals (Vapors and Gases)
ASTM D 3828 : 2002 Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Cup Tester
ASTM D 3941 : 2014 Standard Test Method for Flash Point by the Equilibrium Method With a Closed-Cup Apparatus
ASTM E 220 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Calibration of Thermocouples By Comparison Techniques
ASTM E 230 : 1998 : EDT 1 Standard Specification and Temperature-Electromotive Force (EMF) Tables for Standardized Thermocouples
ASTM D 3828 : 2012 : REV A Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Cup Tester
ASTM D 3828 : 1998 Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Tester
ASTM E 502 : 2021 Standard Test Method for Selection and Use of ASTM Standards for the Determination of Flash Point of Chemicals by Closed Cup Methods
ASTM D 3941 : 2020 Standard Test Method for Flash Point by the Equilibrium Method With a Closed-Cup Apparatus
ASTM D 3828 : 2007 Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Cup Tester
ASTM D 3278 : 1996 : EDT 1 Standard Test Methods for Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed-Cup Apparatus
ASTM D 3828 : 2016 : REV A : R2021 Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Cup Tester
NFPA 325 : 1994 FIRE HAZARD PROPERTIES OF FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS, GASES, AND VOLATILE SOLIDS
ASTM D 3828 : 2007 : REV A Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Cup Tester
ASTM E 698 : 2023 Standard Test Method for Kinetic Parameters for Thermally Unstable Materials Using Differential Scanning Calorimetry and the Flynn/Wall/Ozawa Method
ASTM E 681 : 2009 : R2023 Standard Test Method for Concentration Limits of Flammability of Chemicals (Vapors and Gases)
ASTM D 3941 : 1990 : R2001 Standard Test Method for Flash Point by the Equilibrium Method With a Closed-Cup Apparatus
ASTM D 3828 : 2012 Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Cup Tester
ASTM D 3278 : 1982 : EDT 1 Standard Test Methods for Flash Point of Liquids by Setaflash Closed-Cup Apparatus
ASTM D 3278 : 2021 Standard Test Methods for Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed-Cup Apparatus
ASTM E 502 : 2007 Standard Test Method for Selection and Use of ASTM Standards for the Determination of Flash Point of Chemicals by Closed Cup Methods
ANSI MC96.1 : 1982 TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT THERMOCOUPLES
ASTM D 3828 : 2016 : REV A Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Cup Tester
ASTM D 3941 : 2015-02 TEST METHOD FOR FLASH POINT BY THE EQUILIBRIUM METHOD WITH A CLOSED-CUP APPARATUS
ASTM E 698 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Kinetic Parameters for Thermally Unstable Materials Using Differential Scanning Calorimetry and the Flynn/Wall/Ozawa Method
ASTM E 681 : 2009 : R2015 Standard Test Method for Concentration Limits of Flammability of Chemicals (Vapors and Gases)
ASTM D 3828 : 2005 Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Cup Tester
ASTM E 220 : 2013 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Calibration of Thermocouples By Comparison Techniques
ASTM D 3828 : 2009 Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Cup Tester
ASTM D 3941 : 1990 : R2007 Standard Test Method for Flash Point by the Equilibrium Method With a Closed-Cup Apparatus
ASTM D 3941 : 1990 : R1996 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Flash Point by the Equilibrium Method With a Closed-Cup Apparatus
ASTM E 537 : 2012 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for The Thermal Stability of Chemicals by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
ASTM D 3278 : 1996 : R2004 : EDT 1 Standard Test Methods for Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed-Cup Apparatus
ASTM E 502 : 2021 : REV A Standard Test Method for Selection and Use of ASTM Standards for the Determination of Flash Point of Chemicals by Closed Cup Methods
ASTM D 3828 : 2016 Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Cup Tester
ASTM D 3278 : 1996 : R2011 Standard Test Methods for Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed-Cup Apparatus (Withdrawn 2020)
ASTM D 3828 : 1997 Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Tester

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