ASTM D3438 - 10

    Standard Practice for Sampling and Handling Naphthalene, Maleic Anhydride, and Phthalic Anhydride

    Active Standard ASTM D3438 | Developed by Subcommittee: D16.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.04


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    ASTM D3438

    Significance and Use

    This practice is issued to provide information useful in establishing sampling procedures. It is expected that this information will only be utilized in conjunction with an existing health and safety program and consultation with appropriate MSDS. The information provided herein cannot be used as a substitute for expert safety and medical advice, but rather as a supplement to such advice.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers procedures for sampling and handling naphthalene, maleic anhydride, and phthalic anhydride in various solid forms, and as liquids at elevated temperatures in a safe manner that represents and preserves quality.

    1.2 Any person sampling or handling these products should consult the applicable Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for specific first aid instructions and information on the proper equipment to have available for use in the event of personal contact or exposure.

    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. For specific hazard statements, see Sections 3, 4, 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

    E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals

    Other Documents

    OSHARegulations,29CF paragraphs 1910.1000 and 1910.1200 Available from U.S. Government Printing Office Superintendent of Documents, 732 N. Capitol St., NW, Mail Stop: SDE, Washington, DC 20401, http://www.access.gpo.gov.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.080.15 (Aromatic hydrocarbons)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352005(Aromatic or heterocyclic compounds); 12352106(Organic acids or its substitutes)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3438-10

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