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This practice covers procedures for safe handling of solvent cements, primers, and cleaners used in joining thermoplastic pipe and fittings. The procedures are general ones and include safeguards against hazards of fire and precautions for protection of personnel from breathing of vapors and contact with skin or eyes. A number of the solvents contained in cements, primers, and cleaners are classified as airborne contaminants and flammable and combustible liquids. Avoid prolonged breathing of solvent vapors. Keep containers of cements, primers, and cleaners tightly closed except when the product is being used. Proper eye protection and the use of chemical goggles or face shields is advisable where the possibility of splashing exists in handling these products. Wear proper gloves impervious to and unaffected by the solvents when contact with the skin is likely.
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1.1 This practice covers procedures for safe handling of solvent cements, primers, and cleaners used in joining thermoplastic pipe and fittings. The procedures are general ones and include safeguards against hazards of fire and precautions for protection of personnel from breathing of vapors and contact with skin or eyes.
1.2 The word cleaner, when used in this practice, refers to chemical cleaners.
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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1600 Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics
F412 Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems
ICS Number Code 23.040.20 (Plastic pipes); 23.040.45 (Plastic fittings)
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ASTM F402-05(2012), Standard Practice for Safe Handling of Solvent Cements, Primers, and Cleaners Used for Joining Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top