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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.
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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.
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 StandardB71.1b1977 Supplement to Safety Specifications for Power Lawn Mowers, Lawn and Garden Tractors, and Lawn Tractors
ICS Number Code 55.140 (Barrels. Drums. Canisters)
UNSPSC Code 24112600(Liquid containers)
ASTM F852-08, Standard Specification for Portable Gasoline Containers for Consumer Use, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.orgBack to Top