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ASTM D3278 - Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed-Cup Apparatus


We perform testing by ASTM D3278 to determine whether paints, enamels, lacquers, varnishes, and related products flash (ignite) at a specified temperature. This test method covers procedures for determining wheather a material does or does not flash at a specified temperature or for determining the lowest finite temperature at which a material does flash when using a small scale closed-cup apparatus. This method is applicable to paints, enamels, lacquers, varnishes, and other related products. The flash point is used by governmental regulatory agencies and may also be used to determine the presence of impurities or contaminants in a given liquid.

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Sample quantity required: 100 ml

Alcor Petrolab also performs flash point testing by ASTM D92ASTM E659ASTM D93ASTM D56, and ISO 2719. These different test methods use different instruments or procedures or are used for certain sample types. Click on the test method number to learn more about each test.

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