ASTM WK71516

    Reinstatement of D3278 - 96(2011) Standard Test Methods for Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed-Cup Apparatus (Withdrawn 2020)

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    Active Standard: D3278 - 20

    Developed by Subcommittee: D01.21 | Committee D01 | Contact Staff Manager



    flash/no flash; flash point; organic peroxides; organic solvents; small scale closed-cup apparatus; Butanol (sec/tert/n); Closed-cup flash point methods; Flash point--liquids; Lacquer; Organic peroxides; Setaflash testers; Varnishes; para-Xylene;


    This method is widely referenced, and used, in National and International Transport and other regulations. In the D01 (17.03) ballot it received a negative from the EPA which cited the necessity for a significant (and needed) revision of the test method. Unfortunately the voter then retired and contact was lost. The proposal is to reinstate the test method. This will then be followed by a significant revision of the test method by the technical contact (Mike Sherratt), in conjunction with D01.21.

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    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Mike Sherratt


    D01 (20-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as D3278-2020 and Pending Publication