ASTM D5682 - 08(2012)

    Standard Test Methods for Electrical Resistivity of Liquid Paint and Related Materials

    Active Standard ASTM D5682 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.24

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 These tests are suitable for testing paints adjusted for compatibility with various electrostatic spray coating applications, and by their use, spray performance can be optimized.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the determination of specific resistance (resistivity) of liquid paints, solvents, and other fluids in the range of 0.6 to 2640 MΩ-cm.

    1.2 Test Method A describes a procedure for making resistance tests with a commonly used paint application test assembly (Fig. 1 and Fig. 2).

     Analog Paint Application Test Assembly
    FIG. 1 Analog Paint Application Test Assembly
    Diagram of Digital Application Test Assembly
    FIG. 2 Diagram of Digital Application Test Assembly

    1.3 Test Method B describes a procedure for making resistance tests with a conductivity meter (Fig. 3).

     Conductivity Meter
    FIG. 3 Conductivity Meter

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 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 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211502(Water based paints)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D5682-08R12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D5682-08(2012), Standard Test Methods for Electrical Resistivity of Liquid Paint and Related Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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