ASTM E2740 - 12e1

    Standard Specification for Trash Receptacles Subjected to Blast Resistance Testing

    Active Standard ASTM E2740 | Developed by Subcommittee: E54.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.08

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification provides performance requirements for trash receptacles when subjected to the explosive tests described in Test Method E2639.

    1.1.1 These trash receptacles are intended for use in public spaces.

    1.2 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values stated in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 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

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D747 Test Method for Apparent Bending Modulus of Plastics by Means of a Cantilever Beam

    D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials

    D882 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D5947 Test Methods for Physical Dimensions of Solid Plastics Specimens

    E2639 Test Method for Blast Resistance of Trash Receptacles

    Government Standards

    UFC 3-340-02 Department of Defense: Structures to Resist the Effects of Accidental Explosions (supersedes TM 5-1300) Available from the worldwide web at:

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.030.40 (Installations and equipment for waste disposal and treatment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 52141515(Domestic trash compactors)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/E2740-12E01

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2740-12e1, Standard Specification for Trash Receptacles Subjected to Blast Resistance Testing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012,

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