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Significance and Use
5.1 This test method is specifically directed at the spray painting of automobile car and light duty truck bodies. The general principles are applicable to the painting of other automotive parts.
5.2 This test method may also be used to measure transfer efficiency in full-sized painting facilities simulating production conditions and operations.
1.1 This test method covers procedures for determination of the transfer efficiency (using a weight method) under production conditions for in-plant spray application of automotive paints as outlined in Section 18 of EPA 450/3-88-018.
1.2 The transfer efficiency is calculated from the weight of the paint solids sprayed and that deposited on the painted part. The recommended approach involves painting the part directly. Also described is an alternative approach for painting parts covered with aluminum foil.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given 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. Specific hazard statements are given in 10.1.8.1.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1475 Test Method For Density of Liquid Coatings, Inks, and Related Products
D2369 Test Method for Volatile Content of Coatings
USEPA/MVMA (Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association) StandardsEPA 450/3-88-018 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Protocol for Determining the Daily Volatile Organic Compound Emission Rate of Automobile and Light Duty Truck Topcoat Operations 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. Refer to EPA 450/3-88-018 dated December 1988. This protocol makes reference to the determination of production spray transfer efficiency. EPA Federal Reference Method 24 Determination of Volatile Matter Content, Water Content, Density, Volume Solids, and Weight Solids, of Surface Coatings 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. Refer to CFR 40, Part 60, Appendix A.
ICS Number Code 87.020 (Paint coating processes)
UNSPSC Code 31211500(Paints and primers)
ASTM D5066-91(2011)e1, Standard Test Method for Determination of the Transfer Efficiency Under Production Conditions for Spray Application of Automotive Paints—Weight Basis, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top