Standard Test Method for Vapor Pressure
|Publication Date:||1 October 2007|
|ICS Code (Measurement of force, weight and pressure):||17.100|
This test method describes procedures for measuring the vapor pressure of pure liquid or solid compounds. Since no single technique is available to measure vapor pressures from 1 X 10-11 to 100 kPa (approximately 10-10 to 760 torr), two procedures are presented. An isoteniscope (standard) procedure for measuring vapor pressures of liquids from 1 X 10-1 to 100 kPa (approximately 1 to 760 torr) is available in Test Method D 2879. A gas-saturation procedure for measuring vapor pressures from 1 X 10-11 to 1 kPa (approximately 10-10 to 10 torr) is presented in this test method. Both procedures are subjects of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Test Guidelines.
These two methods were selected to provide data at normal
environmental temperatures (10 to 60°C). At least three temperature
values should be studied to allow definition of a vapor
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.
2 The boldface numbers in parentheses refer to the list of references at the end of this test method.