ASTM D3437 - 11

    Standard Practice for Sampling and Handling Liquid Cyclic Products

    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. Scope

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    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 Standard

    Z288.1 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.

    API Document

    RP-500A Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations in Petroleum Refineries


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.080.15 (Aromatic hydrocarbons)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352005(Aromatic or heterocyclic compounds)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3437-11

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