ASTM D6654 - 05(2010)

    Standard Test Method for Basic Storage Stability of a Mechanical Pump Dispenser

    Active Standard ASTM D6654 | Developed by Subcommittee: D10.33

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.10


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    Significance and Use

    Determining the storage of a mechanical pump dispenser for consumer usage. Products of consumer usage are of the personal care, household, insecticides, food, automotive, and institutional nature. Pharmaceutical and cosmetic products including perfume are not covered under this practice.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the basic storage stability of a mechanical pump dispenser with a product.

    1.2 This test method covers an evaluation of the weight lost during storage of mechanical pump dispensers (spray or flow types) with a product.

    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

    D2063 Test Methods for Measurement of Torque Retention for Packages with Continuous Thread Closures

    D3890 Test Method for Number of Strokes to Prime a Mechanical Pump Dispenser

    D4336 Test Methods for Determination of the Output Per Stroke of a Mechanical Pump Dispenser

    E122 Practice for Calculating Sample Size to Estimate, With Specified Precision, the Average for a Characteristic of a Lot or Process


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 19.060 (Mechanical testing); 55.130 (Aerosol containers)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D6654-05R10

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