ASTM WK44818

    Revision of D93 - 13 Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester

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    Active Standard: D93 - 16a

    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.08 | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    The proposed revision is to mandate the use of an automatic fire extinguisher for auto Pensky-Martens instruments built after 1 January 2017. A comprehensive survey of ASTM members and manufacturers showed extremely strong support for this revision. The revision is for safety purposes where the sample catches fire in an auto instrument due to operator error, sample mislabelling or unknown sample testing. In these instances a fire can cause disruption in the lab and consequential accidents, peripheral damage and damage to the instrument itself.


    automated flash point; automated Pensky-Martens closed cup; flammability; flash point; Pensky-Martens closed cup;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Technical Contact:
    Mike Sherratt


    D02 (15-03)

    Withdrawn From Balloting