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ASTM D3278

Standard Test Methods for Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed-Cup Apparatus

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 10 January 1996
Status: inactive
Page Count: 8
ICS Code (Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products): 13.220.40
ICS Code (Paints and varnishes): 87.040
scope:

These test methods cover procedures for determining whether a material does or does not flash at a specified temperature or for determining the lowest finite temperature at which a material does flash when using a small scale closed-cup apparatus.(Footnote 2) The test methods are applicable to paints, enamels, lacquers, varnishes, and related products having a flash point between 0 and 110°C (32 and 230°F) and viscosity lower than 150 St at 25°C (77°F).

NOTE 1 - Tests at higher or lower temperatures are possible.

NOTE 2 - More viscous materials may be tested in accordance with Annex A4.

NOTE 3 - Organic peroxides may be tested in accordance with Annex A5, which describes the applicable safety precautions.

NOTE 4 - The U.S. Department of Labor (OSHA, Hazard Communications), the U.S. Department of Transportation (RSPA), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have specified Test Methods D 3278 as one of several acceptable methods for the determination of flash point of liquids in their regulations.

NOTE 5 - These test methods are similar to International Standards ISO 3679 and ISO 3680.

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

This standard should be used to measure and describe the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled 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 the test may be used as elements of a fire-hazard or a fire-risk assessment which takes into account all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard or fire risk of a particular end use.

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 hazard statements, see 8.1 and 11.2.

Footnote 2 - Small scale closed-cup apparatus has been found suitable for this purpose.

Document History

January 10, 1996
Standard Test Methods for Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed-Cup Apparatus
These test methods cover procedures for determining whether a material does or does not flash at a specified temperature or for determining the lowest finite temperature at which a material does...
January 10, 1996
Standard Test Methods for Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed-Cup Apparatus
1. Scope 1.1 These test methods cover procedures for determining whether a material does or does not flash at a specified temperature or for determining the lowest finite temperature at which a...
ASTM D3278
January 10, 1996
Standard Test Methods for Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed-Cup Apparatus
These test methods cover procedures for determining whether a material does or does not flash at a specified temperature or for determining the lowest finite temperature at which a material does...
January 1, 1996
Standard Test Methods for Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed-Cup Apparatus
A description is not available for this item.
April 15, 1995
STANDARD TEST METHODS FOR FLASH POINT OF LIQUIDS BY SETAFLASH CLOSED-CUP APPARATUS
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December 29, 1989
STANDARD TEST METHODS FOR FLASH POINT OF LIQUIDS BY SETAFLASH CLOSED-CUP APPARATUS
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October 29, 1982
STANDARD TEST METHODS FOR FLASH POINT OF LIQUIDS BY SETAFLASH CLOSED-CUP APPARATUS
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December 21, 1978
Standard Test Methods for FLASH POINT OF LIQUIDS BY SETAFLASH CLOSED TESTER
These methods cover the determination of the flash point, by Setaflash® Closed Tester, of paints, enamels, lacquers, varnishes, and related products and their components having flash points between...

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