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ASTM D56

Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Cup Tester

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 October 2016
Status: active
Page Count: 12
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This test method covers the determination of the flash point, by tag manual and automated closed testers, of liquids with a viscosity below 5.5 mm2/s (cSt) at 40 °C (104 °F), or below 9.5 mm2/s (cSt) at 25 °C (77 °F), and a flash point below 93 °C (200 °F).

For the closed-cup flash point of liquids with the following properties: a viscosity of 5.5 mm2/s (cSt) or more at 40 °C (104 °F); a viscosity of 9.5 mm2/s (cSt) or more at 25 °C (77 °F); a flash point of 93 °C (200 °F) or higher; a tendency to form a surface film under test conditions; or containing suspended solids, Test Method D93 can be used.

For cut-back asphalts refer to Test Methods D1310 and D3143.

NOTE 1-The U.S. Department of Transportation (RSTA)2 and U.S. Department of Labor (OSHA) have established that liquids with a flash point under 37.8 °C (100 °F) are flammable as determined by this test method for those liquids that have a viscosity less than 5.5 mm2/s (cSt) at 40 °C (104 °F) or 9.5 mm2/s (cSt) or less at 25 °C (77 °F), or do not contain suspended solids or do not have a tendency to form a surface film while under test. Other flash point classifications have been established by these departments for liquids using this test method.

This test method can be used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions and cannot 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 method can be used as elements of fire risk assessment that takes into account all of the factors that are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end use.

Related standards are Test Methods D93, D1310, D3828, D3278, and D3941.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

WARNING-Mercury 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 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) 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.

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. For specific warning statements see 8.2, 8.3, 9.5, 12.5, and refer to Material Safety Data Sheets.

*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard

 

 

Document History

ASTM D56
October 1, 2016
Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Cup Tester
This test method covers the determination of the flash point, by tag manual and automated closed testers, of liquids with a viscosity below 5.5 mm2/s (cSt) at 40 °C (104 °F), or below 9.5 mm2/s (cSt)...
June 1, 2016
Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Cup Tester
This test method covers the determination of the flash point, by tag manual and automated closed testers, of liquids with a viscosity below 5.5 mm2/s (cSt) at 40 °C (104 °F), or below 9.5 mm2/s (cSt)...
May 1, 2005
Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Cup Tester
This test method covers the determination of the flash point, by tag manual and automated closed testers, of liquids with a viscosity below 5.5 mm2/s (cSt) at 40°C (104°F), or below 9.5 mm2/s (cSt)...
May 1, 2005
Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Cup Tester
(Footnote *) This test method covers the determination of the flash point, by tag manual and automated closed testers, of liquids with a viscosity below 5.5 mm²/s (cSt) at 40°C (104°F), or below 9.5...
December 10, 2002
Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Cup Tester
This test method covers the determination of the flash point, by tag manual and automated closed testers, of liquids with a viscosity below 5.5 mm²/s (cSt) at 40°C (104°F), or below 9.5 mm²/s (cSt)...
June 10, 2002
Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Cup Tester
A description is not available for this item.
March 10, 2001
Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Tester
1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the determination of the flash point, by tag manual and automated closed testers, of liquids with a viscosity below 5.5 mm2/s (cSt) at 40°C (104°F), or below 9.5...
August 10, 2000
Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Tester
1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the determination of the flash point, by tag manual and automated closed testers, of liquids with a viscosity below 5.5 mm2/s (cSt) at 40°C (104°F), or below 9.5...
December 10, 1998
Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Tester
1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the determination of the flash point, by tag manual and automated closed testers, of liquids with a viscosity below 5.5 mm2/s (cSt) at 40°C (104°F), or below 9.5...
November 10, 1998
Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Tester
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July 10, 1997
Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Tester
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January 1, 1996
Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Tester
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December 15, 1993
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR FLASH POINT BY TAG CLOSED TESTER (PNS 1059:1992)
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December 14, 1987
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR FLASH POINT BY TAG CLOSED TESTER
A description is not available for this item.
August 27, 1982
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR FLASH POINT BY TAG CLOSED TESTER
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September 11, 1970
Standard Method of Teast for Flash Point by Tag Closed Tester
This method covers the determination of the flash point, by Tag closed tester, of liquids with a viscosity of below 45 SUS at 100 F (37.8 C) and a flash point below 200 F (93 C) except cut-hack...

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