ASTM F976 - 08

    Standard Specification for Portable Kerosene and Diesel Containers for Consumer Use

    Active Standard ASTM F976 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    Abstract

    This specification covers requirements and test methods for materials, dimensions, workmanship, ring stiffness, flattening, joint systems, and a form of marking for polyethylene (PE) pipe of profile wall construction and with bell and spigot, heat fusion, extrusion welded or electrofusion joints for use in gravity flow applications, such as for sewers and drains. The PE profile wall pipe products cover six standard ring stiffness constant (RSC) classifications, namely 40, 63, 100, and 160, 250 and 400. These are referred to as RSC 40, RSC 63, RSC 100, RSC 160, RSC 250 and RSC 400. Referee testing, ring stiffness constant testing, flattening test, and joint tightness test shall be performed to meet the requirements prescribed.This specification establishes nationally recognized performance requirements common to both kerosine and diesel portable containers for reuse by the consumer. Only color and marking are differentiated. The test medium specified for chemical resistance is kerosine due to the more aggressive nature of kerosine on elastomers and other materials of construction. Cautionary standards for handling and disposal of hazardous materials should be observed. Containers containing kerosene should not be opened in the presence of open flame or other sources of ignition. The stability test, handle strength test, drop strength test, hydrostatic pressure test, aging test, permeability test, immersion test, stress cracking test, corrosion resistance test, heat resistance test shall be performed on the container to meet the requirements prescribed.

    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 common to both kerosene and diesel portable containers for reuse by the consumer. Only color and marking are differentiated. The test medium specified for chemical resistance is kerosene due to the more aggressive nature of kerosene on elastomers and other materials of construction.

    1.2 This specification does not include single-trip pre-packaged containers.

    1.3 This standard is not a fire risk assessment standard, or a fire test standard, but a specification for portable kerosene containers for consumer use.

    1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 7, 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. Additional precautionary information is given in Section 6.


    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

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D794 Practice for Determining Permanent Effect of Heat on Plastics

    D975 Specification for Diesel Fuel Oils

    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

    D3435 Specification for Plastic Containers (Jerry Cans) for Petroleum Products

    D3699 Specification for Kerosine

    F926 Specification for Cautionary Labeling of Portable Kerosine and Diesel 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 Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 55.140 (Barrels. Drums. Canisters)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 24112600(Liquid containers)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F0976-08

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F976-08, Standard Specification for Portable Kerosene and Diesel Containers for Consumer Use, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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