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This test method covers the determination of the ignition of a dust dispersed in air, within a closed vessel.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee E27 on Hazard Potential of Chemicals, this test method was discontinued in July 2007 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the sixth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the ignition of a dust dispersed in air, within a closed vessel.
1.2 This test method provides a measure of dust explosion pressure and rate of pressure rise. It does not provide a definitive determination of the flammability of a dust and has other severe limitations which are identified in Section 5. The preferred method for the design of safety equipment is Test Method E1226.
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. For specific safety precautions see Section 7.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are for information only.
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ASTM E789-95(2001), Standard Test Method for Dust Explosions in a 1.2-Litre Closed Cylindrical Vessel (Withdrawn 2007), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2001, www.astm.orgBack to Top