ASTM D6268 - 09

    Standard Practice for Handling, Transportation, and Storage of HFC-125, Pentafluoroethane (C2HF5)

    Active Standard ASTM D6268 | Developed by Subcommittee: D26.09

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.05


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    Significance and Use

    This practice provides requirements for the handling, transportation, and storage of HFC-125 encountered in distribution through both commercial and military channels. It is intended to insure that HFC-125 is handled, transported, and stored in such a way its physical properties are not degraded. Transport may be by various means, such as, but not limited to, highway, rail, water, and air.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers guidance and direction to suppliers, purchasers, and users in the handling, transportation, and storage of HFC-125, pentafluoroethane (C2HF5).

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

    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.


    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

    D6231 Specification for HFC-125 (Pentafluoroethane, C2HF5)

    D6268 Practice for Handling, Transportation, and Storage of HFC-125, Pentafluoroethane (C2HF5)

    CGA Standards

    SB-18 Safety Bulletin: Use of Refrigerant (Halogenated Hydrocarbons) Recovery Cylinders

    U.S. Government Standards

    CFRTitle49,Part180,U Continuing Qualification and Maintenance of Packagings


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.080.20 (Halogenated hydrocarbons)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352101(Organic halogenated compounds); 12191502(Aliphatic solvents)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D6268-09

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D6268-09, Standard Practice for Handling, Transportation, and Storage of HFC-125, Pentafluoroethane (C2HF5), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.org

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