Standard Test Methods for FLASH POINT OF LIQUIDS BY SETAFLASH CLOSED TESTER
|Publication Date:||21 December 1978|
|ICS Code (Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products):||13.220.40|
|ICS Code (Paints and varnishes):||87.040|
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 32 and 230°F (0 to 110°C) and a viscosity 2 lower than 150 st at 77°F (25°C).2
NOTE I-Tests at higher or lower temperatures are possible.
The procedures may be used to determine whether a material will or will not flash at a specified temperature or to determine the finite temperature at which a material will flash.
The results from these methods are comparable to those obtained by the Tag Closed Tester procedure described in Method D 56 and the Pensky-Martens Tester method described in Method D 93.3
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.
NOTE 2 - This method is also similar to International Standards ISO 3679, Paints and Varnishes, Rapid Test for Determination of F1ashpoint and ISO 3680, Paint and Varnishes, Rapid Test for Determination of Danger Classification by Flashpoint.
3 See Annex A 4 for testing more viscous materials.
4 The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has accepted the use of this method as an alternative to either Methods D 56 or D 93 for determining the fire hazard classification of liquids.