ASTM-D3934 Standard Test Method for Flash/No Flash Test—Equilibrium Method by a Closed-Cup Apparatus

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1.1 This test method covers the determination of whether a liquid complies with the closed-cup flash point requirements in government regulations, or in specifications, or as agreed between the purchaser and the seller.

1.2 This test method is limited to a temperature range between 0 and 110°C (32 and 230°F).

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

1.4 WarningMercury has been designated by many regulatory agencies as a hazardous material that can cause central nervous system, kidney and liver damage. Mercury, or its vapor, may be hazardous to health and corrosive to materials. Caution should be taken when handling mercury and mercury containing products. See the applicable product Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for details and EPA’s website, http://www.epa.gov/mercury/faq.htm, for additional information. Users should be aware that selling mercury and/or mercury containing products into your state or country may be prohibited by law.

1.5 This 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.

1.6 This 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Keywords

closed cup; flash/no flash; flash point; Pensky-Martens; Tag;; ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

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06.01 (Paint -- Tests for Chemical, Physical, and Optical Properties; Appearance)

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87.040 (Paints and varnishes Including coating powders, paint coatings and protective paint systems)

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Document Number

ASTM-D3934-14

Revision Level

2014 EDITION

Status

Current

Modification Type

Revision

Publication Date

Feb. 1, 2015

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

4 pages

Committee Number

D01.21