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ASTM WK84085

Revision of D1238-20 Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer


ASTM D1238 section 6.4.2 & 6.6 (Timing and piston scribe marks). (1): Tolerances for timing system is given in seconds, with manual reference standards the uncertainty of measurement is much higher than the tolerance. Proposing a change to tolerance in percentage of total measurement and implementing a minimum measurement time span to lower the impact of measurement error. (2): Scribe marks from 6.4.2 do not have a given tolerance, proposing to add a tolerance mimicking ISO 1133-1.


Developed by Subcommittee: D20.30

Committee: D20

Staff Manager: Alyson Fick

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Date Initiated: 11-04-2022

Technical Contact: Brian Bushey

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