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This specification covers the requirements for HFC- 236fa HFC-236fa, 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoropropane, (CF3CH 2CF3) as a fire-fighting medium. The materials are classified into two types: type I - mixtures of HFC-236fa and nitrogen, and type II - HFC-236fa. The purity, acidity, water content, non-volatile residue, fixed gases in the vapour phase, and suspended matter or sediment shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed.
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1.1 This specification covers the requirements for HFC-236fa as a fire-fighting medium.
1.2 This specification does not address the fire-fighting equipment or hardware that employs HFC-236fa or the conditions of employing such equipment (for example, hand-helds, fixed installations, and so forth).
1.3 This specification does not address the storage or transportation of HFC-236fa. Storage, handling, and transportation issues are addressed in Practice D6065.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.5 The following safety hazards caveat pertains to the test methods portion, Section 6, of this specification. 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. A specific warning statement is given in 4.3.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D6065 Practice for Handling, Transportation, and Storage of HFC-227ea 1,1,1,2,3,3,3-Heptafluoropropane (CF3CHFCF3)
D6806 Practice for Analysis of Halogenated Organic Solvents and Their Admixtures by Gas Chromatography
ISO StandardsISO3427 Gaseous Halogenated Hydrocarbons (Liquefied Gases)--Taking a Sample
U.S. Government StandardsCodeofFederalRegulat Marking Requirements of Packaging for Transportation
ASHRAE StandardASHRAEStandard34 Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants
ICS Number Code 13.220.10 (Fire-fighting); 71.080.20 (Halogenated hydrocarbons)
UNSPSC Code 12352101(Organic halogenated compounds)
ASTM D6541-11, Standard Specification for HFC-236fa, 1,1,1,3,3,3–Hexafluoropropane, (CF3CH 2CF3), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top