ASTM E641 - 21

    Standard Methods for Testing Hydraulic Spray Nozzles Used in Agriculture

    Active Standard ASTM E641 | Developed by Subcommittee: E35.22

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.08


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 The purpose of these methods is to provide uniform testing procedures for evaluating the performance criteria of hydraulic spray nozzles used for agricultural purposes.

    3.2 The procedures set forth in these methods are for spray nozzles of the hydraulic energy type in which the spray material is forced through an orifice under pressure, providing fluid break-up into droplets.

    3.3 Droplet producing nozzles that operate by means other than hydraulic energy are not applicable to these methods.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These methods cover procedures for testing hydraulic spray nozzles used in agriculture. The methods herein cover the following performance parameters: nozzle flow rate, nozzle spray angle, liquid distribution, spray droplet size, and nozzle wearability.

    1.2 These methods are applicable to hydraulic spray nozzles which produce the following spray patterns: flat-fan, hollow cone, and full cone.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this 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.


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 23153143(Spray nozzle)


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    DOI: 10.1520/E0641-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM E641-21, Standard Methods for Testing Hydraulic Spray Nozzles Used in Agriculture, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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