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    Plastics. Thermoplastic materials. Determination of Vicat softening temperature (VST)

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  30-11-2013

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    Introduction
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 Principle
    5 Apparatus
    6 Test frame assembly calibration
    7 Test specimens
    8 Conditioning
    9 Procedure
    10 Precision
    11 Test report
    Annex A (informative) - Comparison of VST results obtained with
            liquid-filled heating bath and direct-contact heating unit
    Annex B (informative) - Comparison of VST results obtained with
            liquid-filled heating bath and fluidized bed
    Annex C (informative) - Repeatability and precision
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    Describes four methods for the determination of the Vicat softening temperature (VST) of thermoplastic materials: - method A50 using a force of 10 N and a heating rate of 50 K/h; - method B50 using a force of 50 N and a heating rate of 50 K/h; - method A120 using a force of 10 N and a heating rate of 120 K/h; - method B120 using a force of 50 N and a heating rate of 120 K/h.

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    This International Standard specifies four methods for the determination of the Vicat softening temperature (VST) of thermoplastic materials:

    • method A50 using a force of 10N and a heating rate of 50K/h;

    • method B50 using a force of 50N and a heating rate of 50K/h;

    • method A120 using a force of 10N and a heating rate of 120K/h;

    • method B120 using a force of 50N and a heating rate of 120K/h.

    The methods specified are applicable only to thermoplastics, for which they give a measure of the temperature at which the thermoplastics start to soften rapidly.

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    Committee PRI/21
    Development Note Supersedes BS 2782-1.120A,B,D,E(1990), 93/302776 DC and 02/121615 DC. (10/2004) Supersedes 12/30237820 DC. (11/2013)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Current
    Supersedes

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    BS PAS 25(1999) : 1999 PLASTICS FRAMES FOR USE IN GULLY TOPS AND MANHOLE TOPS FOR PEDESTRIAN AREAS
    BS 9999(2008) : 2008 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE SAFETY IN THE DESIGN, MANAGEMENT AND USE OF BUILDINGS
    BS 9999:2017 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings. Code of practice
    BS 7722(2002) : 2002 SURFACE COVERED PVC-U PROFILES FOR WINDOWS AND DOORS - SPECIFICATION
    BS 7288:2016 (published 2016-11) Specification for residual current devices with or without overcurrent protection for socket-outlets for household and similar uses
    16/30314117 DC : 0 BS 9999 - FIRE SAFETY IN THE DESIGN, MANAGEMENT AND USE OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 7413(2002) : 2002 UNPLASTICIZED POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC-U) PROFILES FOR WINDOWS AND DOORS - SPECIFICATION
    BS 5392-1(2006) : 2006 ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE (ABS) FITTINGS FOR USE WITH ABS PRESSURE PIPE - PART 1: SPECIFICATION
    BS 5391-1(2006) : 2006 ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE (ABS) PRESSURE PIPE - PART 1: SPECIFICATION
    BS DD9999(2005) : 2005 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE SAFETY IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS
    BS 9999:2008 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE SAFETY IN THE DESIGN, MANAGEMENT AND USE OF BUILDINGS

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    ISO 293:2004 Plastics Compression moulding of test specimens of thermoplastic materials
    ISO 294-3:2002 Plastics Injection moulding of test specimens of thermoplastic materials Part 3: Small plates
    ISO 472:2013 Plastics Vocabulary
    ISO 294-2:1996 Plastics Injection moulding of test specimens of thermoplastic materials Part 2: Small tensile bars
    ISO 291:2008 Plastics Standard atmospheres for conditioning and testing
    ISO 5725-2:1994 Accuracy (trueness and precision) of measurement methods and results Part 2: Basic method for the determination of repeatability and reproducibility of a standard measurement method
    ISO 294-1:2017 Plastics — Injection moulding of test specimens of thermoplastic materials — Part 1: General principles, and moulding of multipurpose and bar test specimens
    ISO 2818:1994 Plastics Preparation of test specimens by machining
    ISO 20753:2008 Plastics Test specimens
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