ASTM D3474 - 90(2012)

    Standard Practice for Calibration and Use of Torque Meters Used in Packaging Applications

    Active Standard ASTM D3474 | Developed by Subcommittee: D10.32

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.10


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    Significance and Use

    This practice can be used to check devices used to measure the application and removal torques of continuous or intermittent thread and lug closures.

    This practice can be used to determine the amount of torque to either apply or remove a closure.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the calibration and use of torque meters of the type normally used in packaging applications.

    1.2 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

    D3198 Test Method for Application and Removal Torque of Threaded or Lug-Style Closures


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 55.200 (Packaging machinery)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D3474-90R12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D3474-90(2012), Standard Practice for Calibration and Use of Torque Meters Used in Packaging Applications, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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