ASTM D3698 - 04(2010)

    Standard Practice for Solvent Vapor Degreasing Operations

    Active Standard ASTM D3698 | Developed by Subcommittee: D26.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.05


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    ASTM D3698

    Significance and Use

    This practice is intended for use by employers in developing their own specific operation standards for solvent vapor degreasing operations.

    Certain vapor degreasing operations are subject to the requirements of the National Emission Standards for Halogenated Solvent Cleaning (Halogenated Solvent Cleaner NESHAP) as found in 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart T. The determination of the applicability of these, or any additional requirements is the responsibility of the user.

    This practice is not intended to address all of the requirements contained in the Halogenated Solvent Cleaner NESHAP. Development and implementation of training programs, recordkeeping, and other additional requirements of the NESHAP are the responsibility of the user.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice recommends work practices for conventional vapor degreasing operations utilizing any solvent or solvent blend that has been categorized as nonflammable.

    1.2 This practice is not intended for use in vapor degreasing operations utilizing flammable (low flash point) solvents or in vapor degreasing operations utilizing enclosed (sealed, airtight) equipment. For these non-applicable operations, users should consult the solvent or equipment supplier for additional information.

    1.3 The values given in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values stated in parentheses are for information only.

    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.


    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

    D2110 Test Method for pH of Water Extractions of Halogenated Organic Solvents and Their Admixtures

    D2942 Test Method for Total Acid Acceptance of Halogenated Organic Solvents (Nonreflux Methods)

    D4276 Practice for Confined Area Entry

    D4579 Practice for Handling an Acid Degreaser or Still

    Government Documents

    29CFRPart1910 U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Standards


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.30 (Solvents)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12190000(Solvents)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3698-04R10

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