Standard Test Methods of Sampling and Testing Turpentine
|Publication Date:||10 May 2002|
|ICS Code (Solvents):||87.060.30|
These test methods cover procedures for sampling and testing turpentine, as defined by the Code of Federal Regulations and Terminology D 804. These test methods are also used for the sampling and testing of pinenes, the major components of most turpentines.
These test methods primarily measure the physical rather than the chemical properties of turpentines and pinenes. As turpentines and pinenes are currently used chiefly as chemical raw materials for the production of resins and synthetic organic chemicals, chemical composition is also very important. Consequently, testing the chemical composition of turpentines and pinenes by gas chromatography has displaced these test methods to a large extent. (See for example Test Methods D 6387.)
The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
This 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.