Standard Historical Last Updated: May 16, 2012
ASTM D3474-90(2007)

Standard Practice for Calibration and Use of Torque Meters Used in Packaging Applications

Significance and Use

This practice can be used to check devices used to measure the application and removal torques of continuous or intermittent thread and lug closures.

This practice can be used to determine the amount of torque to either apply or remove a closure.


1.1 This practice covers the calibration and use of torque meters of the type normally used in packaging applications.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.10
Developed by Subcommittee: D10.32
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D3474-90R07
ICS Code: 55.200