The Practice of Flash Point Determination: A Laboratory Resource
|Publication Date:||1 July 2013|
SCOPE OF BOOK
The contents of this book are intended for those who run flash point tests or for the user of the results of such tests. The significance and current-day use of flash point have been briefly noted above and are examined in greater detail in Chapter 2. Then, after defining the terminology used in flash point and associated technology in Chapter 3, the text compares a few representative types of flash point apparatus (manual, automated, and online) in Chapter 4. Sampling, sample handling, and the acquisition of test specimens is covered in Chapter 5. The preparation, maintenance, and checking of apparatus are discussed in Chapter 6. This is followed by a comparison of the procedures used with the various typical apparatus and materials tested, in Chapter 7, including the correction of results when the atmospheric pressure is other than 101.3 kPa and the reporting of results. The precision (repeatability and reproducibility) and the bias of the various methods are discussed in Chapter 8, which also explores the sources of experimental variation. Finally, various proposed methods of calculating the flash point and the limitations of such calculations are examined in Chapter 9. The calculation methods include, for example, the calculation of the flash point of blends when the flash points or other related properties of the components are known. The body of the manual is followed by a series of appendices containing supplementary material.