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ASTM WK49657

New Specification for Portable Gasoline Containers, 25 to 76 L (6.6 to 20 gal) Capacity, for Commercial Use

1. Scope

1.1 This specification applies to portable gasoline containers greater than 25 L [6.6 U.S. gal] and up to 76 L [20 U.S. gal], made from plastic and intended for the storage and transportation of petroleum fuels having a flash point lower than 37.8C [100F]. 1.2 This specification includes requirements for materials, impact and burst strengths, permeability, and other safety factors. Marking requirements are also included. 1.3 UnitsThe values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard. 1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, is 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.


petroleum fuel; plastic; portable gas container


None Provided

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F15.10

Committee: F15

Staff Manager: Molly Lynyak

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 04-17-2015

Technical Contact: Philip Monckton

Item: 001

Ballot: F15.10 (15-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item