Flash point defines petroleum product quality. This user's guide compares commonly used flash point apparatus and procedures and provides general guidance in the use and interpretation of standard ASTM flash point methods, including:
D56 Flash Point by Tag Closed Cup Tester
D92 Flash Point by Cleveland Open Cup Tester and Fire Point.
D93 Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester
D3828 Flash Point by Small Scale Closed-Cup Tester
D7094 Flash Point by Continuously Closed Cup (MCCCFP) Tester
Significance and current use of the flash point test methods
Explanation and definition of terms
Flash point apparatus and auxiliary equipment
Sampling and test specimens
Preparation, verification, and maintenance of apparatus
Procedures, corrections, and reporting
Precision of flash point test methods
Flash point relationships
The manual is intended for those who run the flash point tests or for the users of the results of such tests. This includes lab technicians in testing laboratories, trucking, railway, aviation, shipping and warehousing of volatile materials to determine if they get what they ordered based on the flash point and the volatility of the materials. Also for businesses that receive DOT/EPA regulated petroleum products and refinery labs.
Paper ID: MNL72-EB