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This specification covers glass test tubes suitable for laboratory use. The test tubes shall be of the following classification according to size: Type I, Type II, Type III, Type IV (Class A, Class B, and Class C), Type V, Type VI, and Type VII. Test tubes shall be made of the prescribed borosilicate glass (Type I glass) or of soda-lime glass (Type II glass) and shall be tubular, with one end having a rounded closure. The following are specified: (1) material requirements for screw caps, liners, and annealing and (2) design requirements for the test tube capacity, dimensions (OD, length, and wall thickness), and area for marking. Other dimensional requirements such as subdivision, stopper, and GPI thread finish are also specified.
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1.1 This specification covers glass test tubes suitable for laboratory 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.
C162 Terminology of Glass and Glass Products
D700 Specification for Phenolic Molding Compounds
D2146 Specification for Propylene Plastic Molding and Extrusion Materials
E438 Specification for Glasses in Laboratory Apparatus
E542 Practice for Calibration of Laboratory Volumetric Apparatus
E671 Specification for Maximum Permissible Thermal Residual Stress in Annealed Glass Laboratory Apparatus
E675 Specification for Interchangeable Taper-Ground Stopcocks And Stoppers
E920 Specification for Commercially Packaged Laboratory Apparatus
E921 Specification for Export Packaged Laboratory Apparatus
E1133 Practice for Performance Testing of Packaged Laboratory Apparatus for United States Government Procurements
E1157 Specification for Sampling and Testing of Reusable Laboratory Glassware
Glass Packaging Institute StandardGPI Tall Continuous Thread Concealed Bead Finish, 415, and 430
ICS Number Code 71.040.20 (Laboratory ware and related apparatus)
UNSPSC Code 41121700(Test Tubes)
ASTM E982-94(2015), Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Test Tubes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top