Active Standard ASTM D3437 | Developed by Subcommittee: D16.08
Book of Standards Volume: 06.04
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Significance and Use
This practice is issued to provide information useful in establishing sampling and handling procedures. It is expected that this information will only be utilized in conjunction with an existing health and safety program and consultation with an appropriate MSDS. The information provided herein cannot be used as a substitute for expert safety and medical advice as provided in appropriate MSDS, but rather as a supplement to such advice.
1.1 This practice covers procedures for sampling and handling several liquid cyclic products. These specifically cover liquids at ambient temperature and include benzene, toluene, xylenes, cyclohexane, styrene, pyridine, ethylbenzene, isopropylbenzene, and alpha-methylstyrene.
1.2 Any person sampling and handling these products should have specific first aid instructions and equipment available for use in the event of personal contact or exposure.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered 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. For specific hazard statements, see Sections 5, 6 and 7.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
API DocumentRP-500A Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations in Petroleum Refineries
D56 Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Cup Tester
D850 Test Method for Distillation of Industrial Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Materials
D3505 Test Method for Density or Relative Density of Pure Liquid Chemicals
E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals
American National Standards Institute StandardZ 288.1 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
ICS Number Code 71.080.15 (Aromatic hydrocarbons)