ASTM standards are crucial in the process industry, especially in chemical, pharmaceutical, and petrochemical sectors. They guide the evaluation of material and chemical properties, including flammability and reactivity, for risk assessment and process design. These standards also dictate mechanical integrity testing of equipment and pipelines to prevent accidents like leaks and spills.

Additionally, they influence quality control and assurance, with procedures for testing raw materials and finished products for purity and contamination. Adherence to ASTM standards helps organizations enhance safety, comply with regulations, and protect workers and the environment.

Prime Safety Process Center emphasizes compliance and quality by adhering to ASTM standards in their testing services.

Their expertise in material testing, environmental assessments, and safety analyses is guided by ASTM specifications, ensuring precision, reliability, and adherence to industry benchmarks. The Center’s dedication to integrating ASTM tests into their methodologies reflects a commitment to delivering high-quality services that exceed industry standards, providing clients with reliable and scrutinized results.

Applicable ASTM Standards

ASTM E1226 Go/No-Go Explosibility Screening
ASTM E1226 Explosion Severity (Pmax, (dp/dt)max, & Kst)
ASTM E2019 Minimum Ignition Energy (MIE)
ASTM E1515 Minimum Explosible Concentration (MEC)
ASTM E2931 Limiting Oxidant Concentration (LOC)
ASTM D4442 Moisture Content Measurement
ASTM D1921 Particle Size (Sieve) Analysis
OSHA NEP Percent Combustible Dust/ Material
ASTM D257 Volume Resistivity
ASTM D257 Charge Relaxation (Decay) Time
ASTM D257 Electrostatic Chargeability
ASTM D257 Surface Resistivity
ASTM D257 Volume Resistivity
ASTM D257 Charge Relaxation (Decay) Time
ASTM D3755 Breakdown Voltage
AD HOC Electrostatic Discharge Testing – Solid Materials
IEC 61340-4-4 Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container (FIBC)
ASTM D93 Flash Point
IChem.E. Air Over Layer
IChem.E. Bulk Powder
IChem.E. Aerated Powder
UN Div 4.1 / EPA1030 Burning Rate
VDI 2263, Part 1 Self-Heating Temperature (Grewer)
UN Test N.4* Self-Heating Substances – Basket Test
DOT/UN Div 5.1 Oxidizing Solids
EPA 1030-Step 11.1 Burning Rate – EPA (Screening)
EPA 1030-Step 11.2 Burning Rate – EPA (Triplicate)
EPA 1050 C Self-Heating Substances – EPA (100mm Basket)
EPA 1050 C Self-Heating Substances – EPA (25mm Basket)
DOt/UN Test N.4 Burning Rate
ASTM D56 Flash Point by Tag Closed Cup Tester
ASTM D92 Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup
ASTM D93 Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Tester
ASTM D257 DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulation Materials
ASTM D924 Dissipation Factor (or Power Factor) and Relative Permittivity

(Dielectric Constant) of Electrical Insulating Liquids

ASTM D1169 Specific Resistance (Resistivity) of Electrical Insulating Liquids
ASTM D1816 Dielectric Breakdown Voltage of Insulating Oils of Petroleum Origin Using VDE Electrodes
ASTM D1929 Determining Ignition Temperature of Plastics
ASTM D2624 Electrical Conductivity of Aviation and Distillate Fuels
ASTM D2717 Thermal Conductivity of Liquids
ASTM D2879 Vapor Pressure-Temperature Relationship and Initial Decomposition

Temperature of Liquids by Isoteniscope

ASTM D3065 Flammability of Aerosol Products
ASTM D3278 Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed-Cup Apparatus
ASTM D3466 Ignition Temperature of Granular Activated Carbon
ASTM D4206 Sustaining Burning of Liquid Mixtures Using the Small Scale Open-Cup Apparatus
ASTM D4308 Electrical Conductivity of Hydrocarbons by Precision Meter
ASTM D4359 Determining Whether a Material Is a Liquid or a Solid
ASTM D4470 Static Electrification
ASTM D4496 DC Resistance or Conductance of Moderately Conductive Materials
ASTM D4865 Generation of Static Electricity in Petroleum Fuel Systems
ASTM E537 Assessing the Thermal Stability of Chemicals by Methods of Thermal Analysis
ASTM E582 Minimum Ignition Energy and Quenching Distance in Gaseous Mixtures
ASTM E659 Autoignition Temperature of Liquid Chemicals
ASTM E681 Concentration Limits of Flammability of Chemicals
ASTM E771 Spontaneous Heating Tendency of Materials
ASTM E918 Concentration Limits of Flammability of Chemicals at Elevated Pressure
ASTM E1194 Vapor Pressure
ASTM E1232 Temperature Limit of Flammability of Chemicals
ASTM E1491 Minimum Autoignition Temperature of Dust Clouds
ASTM E1549M ESD Controlled Garments Required in Cleanrooms and

Controlled Environments for Spacecraft for Non-Hazardous and Hazardous Operations

ASTM E1618 Standard Test Method for Ignitable Liquid Residues in Extracts from

Fire Debris Samples by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

ASTM E2021 Hot-Surface Ignition Temperature of Dust Layers
ASTM E2105 Standard Practice for General Techniques of Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)

Coupled with Infrared Analysis (TGA/IR)

ASTM G72 Autogenous Ignition Temperature of Liquids and Solids in a High Pressure

Oxygen-Enriched Environment

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