ASTM E659 - 15 - Standard Test Method for Autoignition Temperature of Chemicals

ASTM E659 - 15

Standard Test Method for Autoignition Temperature of Chemicals

Status : Current   Published : September 2015



1.1 This test method covers the determination of hot- and cool-flame autoignition temperatures of a liquid chemical in air at atmospheric pressure in a uniformly heated vessel.

Note 1: Within certain limitations, this test method can also be used to determine the autoignition temperature of solid chemicals which readily melt and vaporize at temperatures below the test temperature and for chemicals that are gaseous at atmospheric pressure and temperature.

Note 2: After a round robin study, Test Method D2155 was discontinued, and replaced by Test Method E659 in 1978. See also Appendix X2.

1.2 This standard should be used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions and should not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. However, results of this test may be used as elements of a fire risk assessment which takes into account all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end use.

Standard NumberASTM E659 - 15
TitleStandard Test Method for Autoignition Temperature of Chemicals
Publication Date01 September 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Autoignition Temperature, Industrial And Specialty Chemicals, Liquid Chemicals, Performance Test, Temperature
File Size196 KB

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