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    ASTM E982 - 94(2021)

    Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Test Tubes

    Active Standard ASTM E982 | Developed by Subcommittee: E41.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.04

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    This specification covers glass test tubes suitable for laboratory use. The test tubes shall be of the following classification according to size: Type I, Type II, Type III, Type IV (Class A, Class B, and Class C), Type V, Type VI, and Type VII. Test tubes shall be made of the prescribed borosilicate glass (Type I glass) or of soda-lime glass (Type II glass) and shall be tubular, with one end having a rounded closure. The following are specified: (1) material requirements for screw caps, liners, and annealing and (2) design requirements for the test tube capacity, dimensions (OD, length, and wall thickness), and area for marking. Other dimensional requirements such as subdivision, stopper, and GPI thread finish are also specified.

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers glass test tubes suitable for laboratory use.

    1.2 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.

    Glass Packaging Institute Standard

    GPI Tall Continuous Thread Concealed Bead Finish,

    ASTM Standards

    C162 Terminology of Glass and Glass Products

    D700 Specification for Phenolic Molding Compounds

    D2146 Specification for Propylene Plastic Molding and Extrusion Materials

    E438 Specification for Glasses in Laboratory Apparatus

    E542 Practice for Calibration of Laboratory Volumetric Apparatus

    E671 Specification for Maximum Permissible Thermal Residual Stress in Annealed Glass Laboratory Apparatus

    E675 Specification for Interchangeable Taper-Ground Stopcocks And Stoppers

    E920 Specification for Commercially Packaged Laboratory Apparatus

    E921 Specification for Export Packaged Laboratory Apparatus

    E1133 Practice for Performance Testing of Packaged Laboratory Apparatus for United States Government Procurements

    E1157 Specification for Sampling and Testing of Reusable Laboratory Glassware

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.20 (Laboratory ware and related apparatus)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41121700(Test Tubes)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/E0982-94R21

    Citation Format

    ASTM E982-94(2021), Standard Specification for Laboratory Glass Test Tubes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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