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Significance and Use
4.1 This practice is intended for use by employers in developing their own specific operation standards for solvent vapor degreasing operations.
4.2 Certain vapor degreasing operations are subject to the requirements of the National Emission Standards for Halogenated Solvent Cleaning (Halogenated Solvent Cleaner NESHAP) as found in 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart T. The determination of the applicability of these, or any additional requirements is the responsibility of the user.
4.3 This practice is not intended to address all of the requirements contained in the Halogenated Solvent Cleaner NESHAP. Development and implementation of training programs, recordkeeping, and other additional requirements of the NESHAP are the responsibility of the user.
1.1 This practice recommends work practices for conventional vapor degreasing operations utilizing any solvent or solvent blend that has been categorized as nonflammable.
1.2 This practice is not intended for use in vapor degreasing operations utilizing flammable (low flash point) solvents or in vapor degreasing operations utilizing enclosed (sealed, airtight) equipment. For these non-applicable operations, users should consult the solvent or equipment supplier for additional information.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
Other DocumentsNFPA 704 Identification System for Fire Hazards of Materials, National Fire Protection Association Available from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471, http://www.nfpa.org.
Government Documents40 CFR Part 63.460-469
D2110 Test Method for pH of Water Extractions of Halogenated Organic Solvents and Their Admixtures
D2942 Test Method for Total Acid Acceptance of Halogenated Organic Solvents (Nonreflux Methods)
D4276 Practice for Confined Area Entry
D4579 Practice for Handling an Acid Degreaser or Still
ICS Number Code 87.060.30 (Solvents)
UNSPSC Code 12190000(Solvents)
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ASTM D3698-04(2020), Standard Practice for Solvent Vapor Degreasing Operations, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.orgBack to Top