ASTM D6126 / D6126M - 11(2015)

    Standard Specification for HFC-23 (Trifluoromethane, CHF3)

    Active Standard ASTM D6126 / D6126M | Developed by Subcommittee: D26.09

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.05

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    This specification covers the test methods and requirements for HFC-23 (trifluoromethane, CHF3) as a fire fighting medium. This specification, however, does not address the fire fighting equipment or hardware that employs HFC-23 or the conditions of employing such equipment (for example, handshields, fixed installations, etc.). It also does not address the storage or transportation of HFC-23. When analyzed by appropriate test methods, sampled specimens shall conform to requirements as to purity, acidity, water content, nonvolatile residue, and suspended matter or sediment.

    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 covers the requirements for HFC-23 as a fire fighting medium.

    1.2 This specification does not address the fire fighting equipment or hardware that employs HFC-23 or the conditions of employing such equipment (for example: handshields, fixed installations, etc.).

    1.3 This specification does not address the storage or transportation of HFC-23 Storage handling, and transportation issues are addressed in Practice D6127.

    1.4 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.5 The following safety hazards caveat pertains to the test methods portion, Section 6, 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.

    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

    D6127 Practice for Handling, Transportation, and Storage of HFC-23 (Trifluoromethane, CHF3)

    D6806 Practice for Analysis of Halogenated Organic Solvents and Their Admixtures by Gas Chromatography

    ISO Standards

    ISO 3427 Gaseous Halogenated Hydrocarbons (Liquefied Gases) - Taking a Sample

    AHRI Standards

    2008 Appendix C Analytical Procedures for ARI Standard 700-2006

    U.S. Government Standards

    Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 49, Part 172.101 Tables of Hazardous Materials and Special Provisions

    Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 49, Part 172 Sub D Marking Requirements of Packaging for Transportation

    American Society of Refrigerating Engineers

    ASRE Standard 34, Designation of Refrigerants

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.220.10 (Fire-fighting); 71.080.20 (Halogenated hydrocarbons)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352101(Organic halogenated compounds); 12191502(Aliphatic solvents)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D6126_D6126M-11R15

    Citation Format

    ASTM D6126 / D6126M-11(2015), Standard Specification for HFC-23 (Trifluoromethane, CHF3), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015,

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