Standard Active Last Updated: Dec 02, 2021
ASTM F402-18

Standard Practice for Safe Handling of Solvent Cements, Primers, and Cleaners Used for Joining Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings

Abstract

This practice covers procedures for safe handling of solvent cements, primers, and cleaners used in joining thermoplastic pipe and fittings. The procedures are general ones and include safeguards against hazards of fire and precautions for protection of personnel from breathing of vapors and contact with skin or eyes. A number of the solvents contained in cements, primers, and cleaners are classified as airborne contaminants and flammable and combustible liquids. Avoid prolonged breathing of solvent vapors. Keep containers of cements, primers, and cleaners tightly closed except when the product is being used. Proper eye protection and the use of chemical goggles or face shields is advisable where the possibility of splashing exists in handling these products. Wear proper gloves impervious to and unaffected by the solvents when contact with the skin is likely.

Scope

1.1 This practice covers procedures for safe handling of solvent cements, primers, and cleaners used in joining thermoplastic pipe and fittings. The procedures are general ones and include safeguards against hazards of fire and precautions for protection of personnel from breathing of vapors and contact with skin or eyes.

1.2 The word cleaner, when used in this practice, refers to chemical cleaners.

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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Details
Book of Standards Volume: 08.04
Developed by Subcommittee: F17.20
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/F0402-18
ICS Code: 23.040.20; 23.040.45