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The Practice of Flash Point Determination: A Laboratory Resource
By
Edmund W. White
Edmund W. White
Author
1Dr. White received BA, BS, MS from the
School of Engineering, Columbia University
and Ph.D. from
Lehigh University
, and worked in the area of Navy fuels research at the
David Taylor Research Center
,
Annapolis, MD
, and chaired in Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants from 1988 to 1993 in ASTM International, and was a member of Subcommittee D02.8 on Volatility and Section D02.8B on Flammability, and was a member of the now defunct Coordinating Committee on Flash Point, and was vice-chairman of the coordinating Subcommittee D02.95 on Terminology.
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Rey G. Montemayor
Rey G. Montemayor
Editor
2Dr. Rey G. Montemayor, Ph.D. received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the
University of the Philippines
, and M.Sc., and Ph.D. from the
University of Michigan
, and was the
Chief Chemist
of the
Quality Assurance Laboratory of the Products and Chemicals Division of Imperial Oil Ltd.
in
Sarnia, Ontario
CA
, and is a member of a number of ASTM Committees: D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications; D02 on Petroleum Products, and Lubricants; and D16 on Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Chemicals, and was the Chairman of Subcommittee D01.35 on Solvents, Plasticizers, and Chemical Intermediates, and Chairman of Subcommittee D02.08 on Volatility, and was also the former
Chairman and Secretary
of the ASTM S15 Coordinating Committee on Flash Point, and has been the recipient of a number of ASTM International awards including the ASTM International Award of Merit in 2004 for his contribution to standards development in Committee D02, and served on the ASTM Board of Director in 2002-2004, and has authored a number of technical publications related to flash point measurement in the ASTM International Journal of Testing and Evaluation, and was the editor of ASTM MNL 51 Manual on Distillation and Vapor Pressure Measurement in Petroleum Products, and has written chapters on a number of ASTM publications: MNL 1-7th, MNL 37, and MNL-17th.
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ISBN:
978-0-8031-7040-7
No. of Pages:
98
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
2013

Chapter 6 describes the aspects of installation and set up of the flash point apparatus prior to use; calibration and standardization of the apparatus; verification of the validity of test result; maintenance of the instrument; and a brief troubleshooting guide related to the test result.

1.
ASTM D93, “
Standard Test Method for Flash-Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester
,”
ASTM Book of Standards
,
ASTM International
,
West Conshohocken, PA
.
2.
ASTM D1310, “
Standard Test Method for Flash Point and Fire Point of Liquids Tag Open-Cup Apparatus
,”
ASTM Book of Standards
,
ASTM International
,
West Conshohocken, PA
.
3.
ASTM D3828, “
Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Tester
,”
ASTM Book of Standards
,
ASTM International
,
West Conshohocken, PA
.
4.
ASTM D6450, “
Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Continuously Closed Cup (CCCFP) Tester
,”
ASTM Book of Standards
,
ASTM International
,
West Conshohocken, PA
.
5.
ASTM D7094, “
Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Modified Continuously Closed Cup (MCCCFP) Tester
,”
ASTM Book of Standards
,
ASTM International
,
West Conshohocken, PA
.
6.
ASTM D6300, “
Standard Practice for Determination of Precision and Bias Data for Use in Test Methods for Petroleum Products and Lubricants
,”
ASTM Book of Standards
,
ASTM International
,
West Conshohocken, PA
.
7.
ISO Guide 34, “
General Requirements for the Competence of Reference Material Producers
”.
8.
ISO Guide 35, “
Certification of Reference Materials–General and Statistical Principles
”.
9.
ASTM D56, “
Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Cup Tester
,”
ASTM Book of Standards
,
ASTM International
,
West Conshohocken, PA
.
10.
ASTM D92, “
Standard Test Method for Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup Tester
,”
ASTM Book of Standards
,
ASTM International
,
West Conshohocken, PA
.
11.
ASTM D3278, “
Standard Test Method for Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed-Cup Apparatus
,”
ASTM Book of Standards
,
ASTM International
,
West Conshohocken, PA
.
12.
ISO 3679, “
Determination of Flash Point–Rapid Equilibrium Closed Cup Method
,”
Geneva, Switzerland
,
2002
.
13.
ASTM D6299, “
Standard Practice for Applying Statistical Quality Assurance Techniques to Evaluate Analytical Measurement System Performance
,”
ASTM Book of Standards
,
ASTM International
,
West Conshohocken, PA
.
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