ASTM F917 - 19

    Standard Specification for Commercial Food Waste Disposers

    Active Standard ASTM F917 | Developed by Subcommittee: F26.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.12


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    Abstract

    This specification covers commercial food waste disposers intended for the grinding of food waste. Commercial disposers shall be of two types, namely: Type and Type II. The materials shall conform to the specified requirements and include the following: corrosion resistant steel, aluminum alloy, abrasion-resistant cast iron, austenitic gray iron, copper tube, brass pipe, alloy steel, black and galvanized pipe, and gaskets and seals. The disposer construction requirements including requirements for the following are detailed: (1) valves and fittings, (2) hopper (upper housing), (3) grind chamber (lower housing), (4) shredded ring, (5) flywheel, (6) cutting teeth, (7) water seal, (8) bearings, (9) motor, (10) wiring and circuit protective devices, (11) support leg(s), and (12) plating, coating, and painting. Leakage and operations test shall be performed.

    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 commercial food waste disposers intended for the grinding of food waste.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given 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 9, 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 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.

    Other Publications

    ASSE No. 1009 Commercial Food Waste Disposer Units Available from ASSE International, 18927 Hickory Creek Drive, Suite 220 Mokena, Illinois 60448.

    UL 430 Waste Disposers Available from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), 333 Pfingsten Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062.

    ASTM Standards

    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

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

    A276 Specification for Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes

    A436 Specification for Austenitic Gray Iron Castings

    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

    B26/B26M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Sand Castings

    B43 Specification for Seamless Red Brass Pipe, Standard Sizes

    B75 Specification for Seamless Copper Tube (Metric) B0075_B0075M

    B108 Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Permanent Mold Castings

    D2000 Classification System for Rubber Products in Automotive Applications

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

    D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging

    F104 Classification System for Nonmetallic Gasket Materials

    F760 Specification for Food Service Equipment Manuals


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F0917-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM F917-19, Standard Specification for Commercial Food Waste Disposers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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