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ASTM D1296-23

Standard Test Method for Odor of Volatile Solvents and Diluents

1.1This test method covers a comparative procedure for observing the characteristic and residual odors of volatile organic solvents and diluents to determine their odor acceptability in a solvent system.

1.2It is not intended that this test method be employed to determine subtle odor differences between materials or to determine odor intensity.

1.3It is recommended that this test method not be employed to determine the residual odor of a liquid if its time for evaporation to dryness at room temperature exceeds 30 min or as agreed upon.

1.4The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.5This 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. For specific hazard statements, see Section 4.

1.6For specific hazard information, see the supplier's Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

1.7This 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.

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