ASTM International - ASTM E145-94(2001)
Standard Specification for Gravity-Convection And Forced-Ventilation Ovens
|Publication Date:||15 August 1994|
|ICS Code (Chemical laboratories. Laboratory equipment):||71.040.10|
1.1 This specification covers the performance requirements for general-purpose air ovens ordinarily used in testing operations, which have a testing chamber up to 0.6 m3 (25 ft3) in volume. It is applicable to gravity-convection ovens designed to operate over all or part of the temperature range from 20°C above ambient temperature to 200°C and to forced-ventilation ovens designed to operate over all or part of the temperature range from 20°C above ambient temperature to 500°C.
Note 1-Ovens are designed for maximum operating temperatures of about 200°C, 300°C, and 500°C, the thermal insulation and cost of the oven being dependent on the maximum temperature required.
1.2 This specification does not include safety requirements that are essential for ovens used in the presence of combustible vapors or gases.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The metric equivalents of inch-pound units may be approximate.