MANUAL Published: 2013

The Practice of Flash Point Determination: A Laboratory Resource

Author(s): ["E.W. White"]

Editor(s): R.G. Montemayor

• Product performance and quality specification for various liquid fuels and materials
• Government safety standards for storage, use, and transportation of potentially flammable or combustible materials.

Flash point defines petroleum product quality. This user's guide compares commonly used flash point apparatus and procedures and provides general guidance in the use and interpretation of standard ASTM flash point methods, including:
• D56 Flash Point by Tag Closed Cup Tester
• D92 Flash Point by Cleveland Open Cup Tester and Fire Point.
• D93 Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester
• D3828 Flash Point by Small Scale Closed-Cup Tester
• D7094 Flash Point by Continuously Closed Cup (MCCCFP) Tester

Chapters cover:
• Significance and current use of the flash point test methods
• Explanation and definition of terms
• Flash point apparatus and auxiliary equipment
• Sampling and test specimens
• Preparation, verification, and maintenance of apparatus
• Procedures, corrections, and reporting
• Precision of flash point test methods
• Flash point relationships

The manual is intended for those who run the flash point tests or for the users of the results of such tests. This includes lab technicians in testing laboratories, trucking, railway, aviation, shipping and warehousing of volatile materials to determine if they get what they ordered based on the flash point and the volatility of the materials. Also for businesses that receive DOT/EPA regulated petroleum products and refinery labs.

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Developed by Committee: D02
Pages: 100
DOI: 10.1520/MNL72-EB
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-7041-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7040-7