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This specification covers various types, classes, and grades of flexible graphite material in which valve media temperatures are limited to a maximum temperature. The material shall be classified into two types, classes, and grades. Type I is a corrugated ribbon or textured tape, Type II is die-formed ring. Class 1 is for use where detrimental material content of the packing need not be controlled beyond normal manufacturing limit and Class 2 is for use where detrimental material content must be controlled to the limits specified herein. Grade A is treated with corrosion inhibitor and Grade B not treated with corrosion inhibitor. Different tests and measurements shall be conducted in order to determine the following properties: size, bulk density, ash content, and graphite purity.
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1.1 Scope—This specification covers various types, classes, and grades of flexible graphite material in which valve media temperatures are limited to a maximum of 966°C. Where this specification is invoked as ASTM F2168, Sections 1 – 18 apply. Where this specification is invoked as ASTM/DoD F2168, Sections 1 – 18 and the Supplementary Requirements apply.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C559 Test Method for Bulk Density by Physical Measurements of Manufactured Carbon and Graphite Articles
C561 Test Method for Ash in a Graphite Sample
C816 Test Method for Sulfur Content in Graphite by Combustion-Iodometric Titration Method
C889 Test Methods for Chemical and Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Gadolinium Oxide (Gd2O3) Powder
D129 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products (General High Pressure Decomposition Device Method)
D512 Test Methods for Chloride Ion In Water
D1179 Test Methods for Fluoride Ion in Water
D1246 Test Method for Bromide Ion in Water
D3178 Test Methods for Carbon and Hydrogen in the Analysis Sample of Coal and Coke
D3684 Test Method for Total Mercury in Coal by the Oxygen Bomb Combustion/Atomic Absorption Method
D3761 Test Method for Total Fluorine in Coal by the Oxygen Bomb Combustion/Ion Selective Electrode Method
D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging
D4239 Test Method for Sulfur in the Analysis Sample of Coal and Coke Using High-Temperature Tube Furnace Combustion
ICS Number Code 55.040 (Packaging materials and accessories)
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ASTM F2168-13, Standard Specification for Packing Material, Graphitic, Corrugated Ribbon or Textured Tape, and Die-Formed Ring, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top