Reference Verification Fluids for Flash Point Determination

    Volume 27, Issue 6 (November 1999)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Montemayor, RG
    Imperial Oil Ltd., Sarnia, Ontario

    Rogerson, JE
    Cedar Lane Farm, Maineville, OH

    Colbert, JC
    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD

    Schiller, SB
    NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

    (Received 17 August 1998; accepted 18 August 1999)

    Abstract

    The flash point of a liquid material is used to classify whether the material is flammable or combustible. 1,4-dimethylbenzene (p-xylene) has been used historically to verify the proper operation of different flash point test equipment. Because of the toxicity and low flash point value of 1,4-dimethylbenzene, an interlaboratory study was conducted to determine alternate flash point reference standards. This study reports the flash points of n-decane, n-undecane, n-tetradecane, and n-hexadecane using various flash point test methods. The flash points of these materials were found to be testmethod dependent because of the inherent differences in the various flash point test methods. The reported reference flash point values of these materials are now used to verify the proper operation of flash point test equipment in place of 1,4-dimethylbenzene.


    Paper ID: JTE12171J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12171J

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    Title Reference Verification Fluids for Flash Point Determination
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    Committee D02