ASTM D3890 - 05(2010)

    Standard Test Method for Number of Strokes to Prime a Mechanical Pump Dispenser

    Active Standard ASTM D3890 | Developed by Subcommittee: D10.33

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.10


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    Significance and Use

    This test method can be used to visually compare priming characteristics of different pump dispensers and different products.

    This test method is suitable for establishing specifications for both the pump dispenser and the final package.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the number of actuations required to prime a pump dispenser (spray and flow types) with a consumer-type product.

    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.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 55.130 (Aerosol containers)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D3890-05R10

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