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    ASTM F3215 - 16

    Standard Specification for Food Waste Dehydrators

    Active Standard ASTM F3215 | Developed by Subcommittee: F26.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.12

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    This specification applies to dehydrators intended for removing liquid by evaporation from processed or unprocessed food scraps and limited amounts of cardboard, paper, and biodegradable food service ware. Dehydrators shall be of the following type, size, and options as specified:

    Type A-Capable of processing up to 140 lb (63.6 kg) per day.

    Type B-Capable of processing 141 to 240 lb (64.1 to 109.1 kg) per day.

    Type C-Capable of processing 250 lb (113.6 kg) per day.

    Type D-Capable of processing 650 lb (295.4 kg) per day.

    Type E-Capable of processing 900 to 1100 lb (40.9 to 500 kg) per day.

    Type F-Capable of processing 2200 lb (1000 kg) per day.

    Type G-Capable of processing 3300 lb (1500 kg) per day.

    All equipment of the same model designation and options on the same purchase order shall have component interchangeability for serviceability.

    This specification includes requirements for materials to be used in the fabrication of dehydrators as well as their design and construction, operation, electrical properties, lubrication, finish, and performance. It also covers test methods, certification, product marking, information to be supplied in the manuals (installation instructions, operating guide, maintenance procedures, service parts list, electrical schematics), packaging and packing materials, and quality assurance.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers dehydrators intended for removing liquid by evaporation from processed or unprocessed food scraps and limited amounts of cardboard, paper, and biodegradable food service ware.

    1.2 The values as stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values stated in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 13, of this specification: 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

    A6/A6M Specification for General Requirements for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes, and Sheet Piling

    A29/A29M Specification for General Requirements for Steel Bars, Carbon and Alloy, Hot-Wrought

    A53/A53M Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless

    A126 Specification for Gray Iron Castings for Valves, Flanges, and Pipe Fittings

    A240 Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications

    A269 Specification for Seamless and Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Tubing for General Service

    A276 Specification for Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes

    A436 Specification for Austenitic Gray Iron Castings

    A505 Specification for Steel, Sheet and Strip, Alloy, Hot-Rolled and Cold-Rolled, General Requirements for

    A513 Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon and Alloy Steel Mechanical Tubing

    A519 Specification for Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Mechanical Tubing

    A532/A532M Specification for Abrasion-Resistant Cast Irons

    A554 Specification for Welded Stainless Steel Mechanical Tubing

    A582/A582M Specification for Free-Machining Stainless Steel Bars

    A681 Specification for Tool Steels Alloy

    B43 Specification for Seamless Red Brass Pipe, Standard Sizes

    B75 Specification for Seamless Copper Tube

    D2000 Classification System for Rubber Products in Automotive Applications

    D2287 Specification for Nonrigid Vinyl Chloride Polymer and Copolymer Molding and Extrusion Compounds

    D3915 Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) and Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds for Plastic Pipe and Fittings Used in Pressure Applications

    D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging

    F104 Classification System for Nonmetallic Gasket Materials

    F437 Specification for Threaded Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80

    F439 Specification for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80

    F441/F441M Specification for Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40 and 80

    F760 Specification for Food Service Equipment Manuals

    NFPA Standard

    NFPA 70 National Electrical Code

    UL Standard

    UL 508 Industrial Control Equipment

    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11141701(Food waste or scrap); 41104208(Dehydrators)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F3215-16

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3215-16, Standard Specification for Food Waste Dehydrators, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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