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Flame Mitigation Devices for Fuel Containers

A new ASTM International standard for flame mitigation devices on disposable fuel containers will help ensure that such containers are equipped to resist an external flame that could cause a flame-jetting event. ASTM’s consumer products committee (F15) is developing the proposed standard.

“We know that flame jetting is a very serious phenomenon that occurs when pouring flammable liquids near open flames or other ignition sources,” says ASTM member Scott Ayers, voluntary standards specialist at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. “Technologies such as flame arrestors are known to help prevent this from happening.” 

According to Ayers, the new standard (F3429/F3429M) will ensure a basic level of resistance to flame jetting, protecting the health and safety of consumers. In addition, manufacturers, retailers, consumers, hospitals, and first responders will benefit from this new standard specification. 

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Issue Month: 
November/December
Issue Year: 
2020
COMMITTEE: 
F15