Standard Withdrawn, No replacement   Last Updated: Jul 17, 2017
ASTM F976-08

Standard Specification for Portable Kerosene and Diesel Containers for Consumer Use (Withdrawn 2017)

Abstract

This specification covers requirements and test methods for materials, dimensions, workmanship, ring stiffness, flattening, joint systems, and a form of marking for polyethylene (PE) pipe of profile wall construction and with bell and spigot, heat fusion, extrusion welded or electrofusion joints for use in gravity flow applications, such as for sewers and drains. The PE profile wall pipe products cover six standard ring stiffness constant (RSC) classifications, namely 40, 63, 100, and 160, 250 and 400. These are referred to as RSC 40, RSC 63, RSC 100, RSC 160, RSC 250 and RSC 400. Referee testing, ring stiffness constant testing, flattening test, and joint tightness test shall be performed to meet the requirements prescribed.This specification establishes nationally recognized performance requirements common to both kerosine and diesel portable containers for reuse by the consumer. Only color and marking are differentiated. The test medium specified for chemical resistance is kerosine due to the more aggressive nature of kerosine on elastomers and other materials of construction. Cautionary standards for handling and disposal of hazardous materials should be observed. Containers containing kerosene should not be opened in the presence of open flame or other sources of ignition. The stability test, handle strength test, drop strength test, hydrostatic pressure test, aging test, permeability test, immersion test, stress cracking test, corrosion resistance test, heat resistance test shall be performed on the container to meet the requirements prescribed.

Scope

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.

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