ASTM F852 - 08

    Standard Specification for Portable Gasoline Containers for Consumer Use

    Active Standard ASTM F852 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11

      Format Pages Price  
    PDF 4 $40.00   ADD TO CART
    Hardcopy (shipping and handling) 4 $40.00   ADD TO CART
    Standard + Redline PDF Bundle 8 $48.00   ADD TO CART


    This specification establishes the nationally recognized performance requirements and associated test methods for portable gasoline containers intended for use and reuse by consumers. It does not cover single-trip prepackaged containers. The containers shall show evidence of good workmanship and, when appropriately tested, shall meet specified requirements for color, capacity, stability, handle strength, drop strength, internal hydrostatic pressure, openings and closure, components, and durability in terms of aging, permeability, gasoline resistance, stress cracking, corrosion resistance, and heat resistance and flammability.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes nationally recognized performance requirements for portable gasoline containers intended for reuse by the consumer. This specification also covers reusable containers for gas/oil mixtures commonly used for two-cycle engines and reusable dual-compartment containers for separate gas and oil storage. This specification does not cover single-trip prepackaged containers.

    1.2 This specification is not a fire hazard standard, but a specification for portable gasoline containers for consumer use.

    1.3 The following precautionary caveat applies only to the test method portion, Section 8, 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. See Section 7 for additional precautionary information.

    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

    B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus

    D471 Test Method for Rubber Property--Effect of Liquids

    D572 Test Method for Rubber--Deterioration by Heat and Oxygen

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D794 Practice for Determining Permanent Effect of Heat on Plastics

    D999 Test Methods for Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers

    D2561 Test Method for Environmental Stress-Crack Resistance of Blow-Molded Polyethylene Containers

    D2565 Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications

    F839 Specification for Cautionary Labeling of Portable Gasoline Containers for Consumer Use

    F2234 Specification for Spill Resistant Fueling Systems for Portable Fuel Containers for Consumer Use

    G23 Practice for Operating Light-Exposure Apparatus (Carbon-Arc Type) With and Without Water for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials

    ANSI Standard

    B71.1b1977 Supplement to Safety Specifications for Power Lawn Mowers, Lawn and Garden Tractors, and Lawn Tractors

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 55.140 (Barrels. Drums. Canisters)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 24112600(Liquid containers)

    Referencing This Standard
    Link Here
    Link to Active (This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.)

    DOI: 10.1520/F0852-08

    ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.

    Citation Format

    ASTM F852-08, Standard Specification for Portable Gasoline Containers for Consumer Use, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008,

    Back to Top