ASTM D1544 - 04(2010)

    Standard Test Method for Color of Transparent Liquids (Gardner Color Scale)

    Active Standard ASTM D1544 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.26

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    This test method applies to drying oils, varnishes, fatty acids, polymerized fatty acids, and resin solutions. Its application to other materials has not been tested.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the color of transparent liquids by means of comparison with arbitrarily numbered glass standards.

    1.2 Users of this method should have normal color vision.

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

    1.4 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.


    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

    D1545 Test Method for Viscosity of Transparent Liquids by Bubble Time Method

    D6166 Test Method for Color of Naval Stores and Related Products (Instrumental Determination of Gardner Color)

    E308 Practice for Computing the Colors of Objects by Using the CIE System


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.180.20 (Colours and measurement of light)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12190000(Solvents)


    DOI: 10.1520/D1544-04R10

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