This specification covers vapor-degreasing grade methylene chloride. Vapor-degreasing grade methylene chloride shall be subjected to different tests so as to determine properties such as specific gravity, distillation range at initial boiling point, distillation range at dry point, acidity, water content, appearance, color, nonvolatile residue, and acid acceptance.
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1.1 This specification covers vapor-degreasing grade methylene chloride.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.3 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.
Note 1—Practices D3844 and D4276, and MNL2 provide additional important information on vapor degreasing and solvent properties.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1078 Test Method for Distillation Range of Volatile Organic Liquids
D2108 Test Method for Color of Halogenated Organic Solvents and Their Admixtures (Platinum-Cobalt Scale)
D2109 Test Methods for Nonvolatile Matter in Halogenated Organic Solvents and Their Admixtures
D2111 Test Methods for Specific Gravity and Density of Halogenated Organic Solvents and Their Admixtures
D2942 Test Method for Total Acid Acceptance of Halogenated Organic Solvents (Nonreflux Methods)
D2989 Test Method for Acidity-Alkalinity of Halogenated Organic Solvents and Their Admixtures
D3401 Test Methods for Water in Halogenated Organic Solvents and Their Admixtures
D3741 Test Methods for Appearance of Admixtures Containing Halogenated Organic Solvents
D3844 Guide for Labeling Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Solvent Containers
D4276 Practice for Confined Area Entry
49CFR100to199 Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations
dichloromethane; methylene chloride; vapor-degreasing solvent: Chemicals--specifications; Dichloromethane; Halogenated organic solvents--specifications; Methylene chloride (MeCl); Vapor degreasing--specifications;
ICS Number Code 71.080.20 (Halogenated hydrocarbons)
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