ASTM D7211 - 13(2018) - Standard Specification for Parts Machined from Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) and Intended for General Use

ASTM D7211 - 13(2018)

Standard Specification for Parts Machined from Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) and Intended for General Use

Status : Current   Published : November 2018



1.1 This specification is intended to be a means of calling out finished machined parts ready for commercial use.

1.2 This specification establishes requirements for parts machined from unplasticized, 100 % polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) homopolymers.

1.3 This specification does not cover parts machined from PCTFE copolymers, PCTFE film or tape less than 0.25-mm (0.010-in.) thick, or modified PCTFE (containing pigments or plasticizers).

1.4 This specification allows for parts containing regrind and recycled material.

1.5 The specification does not cover PCTFE parts used in aerospace applications involving storage and handling of oxygen media, air media, inert media, and certain reactive media (specifically ammonia, gaseous hydrogen, and liquid hydrogen), in which dimensional stability, high molecular weight, molecular weight retention, and crystallinity control are important considerations. For aerospace grade, machined PCTFE parts, use Specification D7194.

1.6  Application—PCTFE parts covered by this specification are made of 100 % PCTFE resin, free of plasticizers, fillers, or other additives. The parts meet specific physical characteristics appropriate for their end use, and are typically used in applications requiring good electrical properties or resistance to aggressive chemical media. General purpose PCTFE parts include seals, gaskets, valve and pump parts (cryogenic and noncryogenic), translucent tubing, sight glasses, flowmeter tubes, heavy-walled solid pipes and fittings, gears, cams, bearings, laboratory ware, circuit boards, electrical connector covers and switches, radome covers, and a variety of other stock shapes. They are removed and replaced during normal maintenance procedures. The parts also experience static or dynamic mechanical loading, and temperatures ranging from cryogenic to temperatures at or above the glass transition temperature, Tg = 55°C (131°F).

Note 1:  Quick-quenched PCTFE will potentially exhibit dimensional relaxation in the vicinity of Tg.

Note 2:  Although no recommendations are made regarding the limiting upper use temperature of PCTFE, the heat deflection temperature of PCTFE as determined by Test Method D648 is 126°C (259°F).

1.7 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values in parentheses are for information only.

1.8  The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 11, of this specification: 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Note 3:  There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.

1.9  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM D7211 - 13(2018)
TitleStandard Specification for Parts Machined from Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) and Intended for General Use
Publication Date01 November 2018
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 annealing, dimensional stability, finished parts, PCTFE, polychlorotrifluoroethylene
File Size85 KB

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