Standard Test Method for Detecting Gross Leaks in Packaging by Internal Pressurization (Bubble Test)
|Publication Date:||15 December 2011|
|ICS Code (Packaging materials and accessories):||55.040|
|ICS Code (Mechanical testing):||19.060|
This test method covers the detection of gross leaks in packaging. Method sensitivity is down to 250 μm (0.010 in.) with an 81 % probability (see Section 11). This test method may be used for tray and pouch packages.
The sensitivity of this test method has not been evaluated for use with porous materials other than spunbonded polyolefin or with nonporous packaging.
This test method is destructive in that it requires entry into the package to supply an internal air pressure
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 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.