ASTM International - ASTM E1194-01
Standard Test Method for Vapor Pressure
|Publication Date:||10 October 2001|
|ICS Code (Measurement of force, weight and pressure):||17.100|
1.1 This test method describes procedures for measuring the vapor pressure of pure liquid or solid compounds. Since no single technique is available to measure vapor pressures from 1 X 10-11 to 100 kPa (approximately 10-10 to 760 torr), two procedures are presented. An isoteniscope (standard) procedure for measuring vapor pressures of liquids from 1 X 10-1 to 100 kPa (approximately 1 to 760 torr) is available in Test Method D2879. A gas-saturation procedure for measuring vapor pressures from 1 X 10-11 to 1 kPa (approximately 10-10 to 10 torr) is presented in this test method. Both procedures are subjects of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Test Guidelines. This method may not be appropriate for all mixtures.
1.2 These two methods were selected to provide data at normal environmental temperatures (10 to 60oC). At least three temperature values should be studied to allow definition of a vapor pressure-temperature
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.