Work Item
ASTM WK81279

New Test Method for Agricultural Spray System Cleaners or Tank Cleaner Materials

1. Scope

1.1 This method is to provide a standard laboratory test method to determine if an additive improves the effectiveness of cleaning agricultural active ingredients (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides) versus using only water from an agricultural spray system .
1.2 Include in this section the system of units to be used. Refer to the above ASTM Standards Units toolbar button for a dropdown menu of ASTM’s Form and Style Manual statements. Units of measure include concentration measurements of: Percent by weight (% w/w), Parts per Million (ppm), milligrams per liter (mg/L).
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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


spray Tank


Spray tank residues are a key issue for the Agricultural production world. As such residues must be rinsed properly but also use a cleaner of some sort. This method provides a standard method for the determination of the relative effectiveness of spray tank cleaning products. It does not determine the extent of cleaning but is considered a comparative method for the evaluation of the relative cleaning ability of one product to the other in a standard procedure.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: E35.22

Committee: E35

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 03-16-2022

Technical Contact: Michael Kenty

Item: 002

Ballot: E35.22 (22-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 014

Ballot: E35 (22-04)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution