This specification establishes the properties and requirements for ethylene glycol for use in the preparation of surface coatings. The material shall be appropriately sampled and tested, and shall conform to the following specified requirements: apparent specific gravity; color (Pt-Co units); distillation range (initial boiling point and dry point); water content; acidity as acetic acid; diethylene glycol content; and iron content.
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1.1 This specification covers ethylene glycol for use in the preparation of surface coatings.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.3 The following applies to all specified limits in this standard; for purposes of determining conformance with this standard, an observed value or a calculated value 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 For specific hazard information and guidance, consult 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.
D1209 Test Method for Color of Clear Liquids (Platinum-Cobalt Scale)
D4052 Test Method for Density, Relative Density, and API Gravity of Liquids by Digital Density Meter
D5386 Test Method for Color of Liquids Using Tristimulus Colorimetry
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E202 Test Methods for Analysis of Ethylene Glycols and Propylene Glycols
E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals
U.S. Federal Specification
PPP-C-2020 Chemicals, Liquid, Dry, and Paste: Packaging of Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098, http://www.dodssp.daps.mil.
ICS Number Code 87.060.30 (Solvents)
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