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ASTM D4081 - 00(2011) standard specification for drycleaning-grade perchloroethylene


Source: ASTM International

This specification covers dry cleaning-grade perchloroethylene suitable for use in the dry cleaning industry. Materials shall be tested and the individual grades shall conform to specified values of appearance, water content, residual odor, specific gravity, non-volatile residue content, boiling point, dry point, acid acceptance, and copper corrosion.

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1. Scope

1.1 This specification covers drycleaning-grade perchloroethylene suitable for use in the drycleaning industry.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

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 appropraite safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Note 1—Practice D3844 provides additional important information on proper labeling.

2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)

ASTM Standards
D1078 Test Method for Distillation Range of Volatile Organic Liquids
D2109 Test Methods for Nonvolatile Matter in Halogenated Organic Solvents and Their Admixtures
D2111 Test Methods for Specific Gravity and Density of Halogenated Organic Solvents and Their Admixtures
D2942 Test Method for Total Acid Acceptance of Halogenated Organic Solvents (Nonreflux Methods)
D3316 Test Method for Stability of Perchloroethylene with Copper
D3401 Test Methods for Water in Halogenated Organic Solvents and Their Admixtures
D3741 Test Methods for Appearance of Admixtures Containing Halogenated Organic Solvents
D3844 Guide for Labeling Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Solvent Containers
D4494 Test Method for Detecting Residual Odor of Drycleaning Grade Perchloroethylene

Code of Federal Regulations
49CFR100to199 Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations

Index Terms

perchloroethylene; tetrachloroethylene drycleaning solvent: Tetrachloroethylene; Chemicals--specifications; Drycleaning materials/processes/tests; Halogenated organic solvents--specifications; Perchloroethylene;

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 71.100.99 (Other products of the chemical industry)

DOI: 10.1520/D4081-00R11

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