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ASTM D4579-00(2017)

Standard Practice for Handling an Acid Degreaser or Still

Standard Practice for Handling an Acid Degreaser or Still D4579-00R17 ASTM|D4579-00R17|en-US Standard Practice for Handling an Acid Degreaser or Still Standard new BOS Vol. 15.05 Committee D26
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Significance and Use

4.1 This practice describes the symptoms and causes of an acid degreaser as well as methods for correcting the problem.

4.2 This practice is intended as a reference for use by persons responsible for the operation or maintenance of vapor degreasers or stills.4

4.3 This practice is not intended to cover every possible situation.


1.1 This practice covers the procedures required for recognizing and handling an acid vapor degreaser or still.

1.2 If the degreaser(s) is equipped with a still, follow the procedure in this practice for all of the equipment.

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, 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.05
Developed by Subcommittee: D26.02
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D4579-00R17
ICS Code: 25.220.10