ASTM D1364 - 02(2012)

    Standard Test Method for Water in Volatile Solvents (Karl Fischer Reagent Titration Method)

    Active Standard ASTM D1364 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.35

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.04


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Volatile solvents are used in a variety of chemical processes which may be affected by water. Therefore, this test method provides a test procedure for assessing compliance with a specification.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of water in volatile solvents and chemical intermediates used in paint, varnish, lacquer, and related products.

    1.2 This test method is not applicable in the presence of mercaptans, peroxides, or appreciable quantities of aldehydes or amines.

    1.3 For purposes of determining conformance of an observed or a calculated value using this test method to relevant specifications, test result(s) shall be rounded off “to the nearest unit” in the last right-hand digit used in expressing the specification limit, in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E29.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.6 For hazard information and guidance, see the supplier's Material Safety Data sheet.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1500 Test Method for ASTM Color of Petroleum Products (ASTM Color Scale)

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.30 (Solvents)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12190000(Solvents)


    DOI: 10.1520/D1364-02R12

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