ASTM International - ASTM D3828-07a
Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Cup Tester
|Publication Date:||15 July 2007|
|ICS Code (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products):||75.100|
significance And Use:
Flash point measures the response of the specimen of the sample to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions. It is only one of a number of properties that must be considered in... View More
Flash point measures the response of the specimen of the sample to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions. It is only one of a number of properties that must be considered in assessing the overall flammability hazard of a material.
Flash point is used in shipping and safety regulations to define flammable and combustible materials and classify them. One should consult the particular regulation involved for precise definitions of these classes.
Flash point can indicate the possible presence of highly volatile and flammable materials in a relatively nonvolatile or nonflammable material.
Requires smaller sample (2 to 4 mL) and therefore reduced test time (1 to 2 min).View Less
1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the determination of the flash point by a small scale closed tester. The procedures may be used to determine the actual flash point temperature of a sample or whether a product will or will not flash at a specified temperature (flash/no flash). When used in conjunction with an electronic thermal flash detector, these test methods are also suitable for flash point tests on fatty acid methyl esters (FAME).
1.3 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 useThis 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. Warning statements appear throughout. See also the Material Safety Data Sheets for the product being tested.