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This specification established nationally recognized performance requirements common to both kerosene and diesel portable containers for reuse by the consumer. Only color and marking were differentiated. The test medium specified for chemical resistance was kerosene due to the more aggressive nature of kerosene on elastomers and other materials of construction.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee F15 on Consumer Products, this specification was withdrawn in July 2017 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This specification establishes nationally recognized performance requirements common to both kerosene and diesel portable containers for reuse by the consumer. Only color and marking are differentiated. The test medium specified for chemical resistance is kerosene due to the more aggressive nature of kerosene on elastomers and other materials of construction.
1.2 This specification does not include single-trip pre-packaged containers.
1.3 This standard is not a fire risk assessment standard, or a fire test standard, but a specification for portable kerosene containers for consumer use.
1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 7, 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. Additional precautionary information is given in Section 6.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
D471 Test Method for Rubber Property--Effect of Liquids
D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D794 Practice for Determining Permanent Effect of Heat on Plastics
D975 Specification for Diesel Fuel Oils
D999 Test Methods for Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers
D2561 Test Method for Environmental Stress-Crack Resistance of Blow-Molded Polyethylene Containers
D2565 Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications
D3435 Specification for Plastic Containers (Jerry Cans) for Petroleum Products
D3699 Specification for Kerosine
F926 Specification for Cautionary Labeling of Portable Kerosine and Diesel Containers for Consumer Use
F2234 Specification for Spill Resistant Fueling Systems for Portable Fuel Containers for Consumer Use
G23 Practice for Operating Light-Exposure Apparatus (Carbon-Arc Type) With and Without Water for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
ANSI StandardB71.1b1977 Supplement to Safety Specifications for Power Lawn Mowers, Lawn and Garden Tractors, and Lawn Tractors Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
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ASTM F976-08, Standard Specification for Portable Kerosene and Diesel Containers for Consumer Use (Withdrawn 2017), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.orgBack to Top