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 - 13e1

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



    WK44818

    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.


    Keywords

    automated flash point; automated Pensky-Martens closed cup; flammability; flash point; Pensky-Martens closed cup;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    01-22-2014

    Technical Contact:
    Mike Sherratt

    Item:
    087

    Ballot:
    D02 (14-05)

    Status:
    In Balloting