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This specification establishes the nationally recognized performance requirements and associated test methods for portable gasoline containers intended for use and reuse by consumers. It does not cover single-trip prepackaged containers. The containers shall show evidence of good workmanship and, when appropriately tested, shall meet specified requirements for color, capacity, stability, handle strength, drop strength, internal hydrostatic pressure, openings and closure, components, and durability in terms of aging, permeability, gasoline resistance, stress cracking, corrosion resistance, and heat resistance and flammability.
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1.1 This specification establishes performance requirements for portable gasoline, kerosene, and diesel containers intended for reuse by the consumer. This specification also covers reusable containers for gas/oil mixtures commonly used for two-cycle engines and reusable dual-compartment containers for separate gas and oil storage.
1.2 This specification is not a fire hazard standard, but a specification for portable gasoline, kerosene, and diesel containers for consumer use.
1.3 This specification defines performance requirements for systems that can effectively reduce fuel spillage and emissions when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s (marked) warnings, operating instructions, and limitations of use. This specification does not provide assurance that systems meeting the requirements are suited to all fueling applications and conditions.
1.4 Units—The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not necessarily exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems has the potential to result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.5 The following precautionary caveat applies only to the Test Method portion, Section 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. , of this specification: See Section for additional precautionary information.
1.6 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.
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
D471 Test Method for Rubber PropertyEffect of Liquids
D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D975 Specification for Diesel Fuel
D999 Test Methods for Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers
D2561 Test Method for Environmental Stress-Crack Resistance of Blow-Molded Polyethylene Containers
D3699 Specification for Kerosine
D4814 Specification for Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel
D5798 Specification for Ethanol Fuel Blends for Flexible-Fuel Automotive Spark-Ignition Engines
F839 Specification for Cautionary Labeling of Portable Gasoline, Kerosene, and Diesel Containers for Consumer Use
F2517 Specification for Determination of Child Resistance of Portable Fuel Containers for Consumer Use
F3326 Specification for Flame Mitigation Devices on Portable Fuel Containers
G153 Practice for Operating Enclosed Carbon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
G155 Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials
ANSI StandardB71.1b1977 Supplement to Safety Specifications for Power Lawn Mowers, Lawn and Garden Tractors, and Lawn Tractors
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