ASTM International - ASTM D5094-90(1997)
Standard Test Methods for Gross Leakage of Liquids from Containers with Threaded or Lug-Style Closures
|Publication Date:||10 May 1997|
|ICS Code (General purpose containers):||55.180.10|
1.1 These test methods cover the determination of gross leaks in rigid and semi-rigid containers (up to 4 L (1.06 gal)) with threaded or lug-style closures. Such tests may be used to indicate the ability of a liquid container to survive the distribution environment without leaking. These test methods may not be suitable to determine the leak resistance of containers intended for transport of hazardous materials.
1.2 Test Methods:
1.2.1 Test Method A, Shipping Container Vibration and Storage Test , covers the ability of a shipping container and its interior packaging to protect the contents from leakage after transportation induced vibration and high-temperature storage.
1.2.2 Test Method B, Shipping Container Vibration and Vacuum Chamber Test , is suitable for individual containers and is usually less severe than Test Method A. The advantage of Test Method B is the shortness of the test.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address the safety problems 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.