IP 524: Determination of flash/no flash - Rapid equilibrium closed cup method (ISO 3680:2004)

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  • Method adopted/last revised: 2005
  • Method reapproved: None
  • REF/ISBN: IP524-2934869
  • Status: Current
  • First printed in STM books: January 2005


This International Standard specifies a method for the determination of the ability of paints (including waterborne paints), varnishes, paint binders, adhesives, solvents and petroleum and related products, when maintained at a selected test temperature within the range of -30 °C to 300 °C, and under the conditions of test, to yield sufficient flammable vapour at this temperature to cause ignition on the application of a test flame in a standard manner. When used in conjunction with the flash detector (A.1.6), this International Standard is also suitable to carry out a flash/no flash test on fatty acid methyl esters (FAME).

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