ASTM WK43366

    Work Item: ASTM WK43366 - Revision of D7309 - 11 Standard Test Method for Determining Flammability Characteristics of Plastics and Other Solid Materials Using Microscale Combustion Calorimetry

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    Active Standard: D7309 - 13

    Developed by Subcommittee: D20.30 | Committee D20 | Contact Staff Manager

    1. Rationale

    A revision of the Calibration and Standardization section 8.0 of ASTM D7309 is proposed to improve the reproducibility of the sample temperature measurement, which is poor compared to other calibrated methods of nonisothermal analysis such as DSC and DTA. The temperature calibration procedure, which is based on the calibration procedure in E967, Standard Test Method for Temperature Calibration of Differential Scanning Calorimeters and Differential Thermal Analyzers, is expected to improve the reproducibility.


    calorimetry; carbon dioxide; combustion; controlled heating; heat release; heat release rate; heat release capacity; oxidative thermal decomposition; oxygen consumption calorimetry; pyrolysis; thermal analysis; thermal decomposition: Calorimetry; Combustion; Flammability; Plastics;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Frederick Schall


    D20 (13-07)

    Ballot Item Approved as D7309-2013 and Pending Publication