This specification covers distillation equipment. The equipment shall consist of the following: distillation flasks, condenser, cooling bath, metal shield or enclosure for flask (type 1 or type 2), heat source (gas burner or electric heater), flask support (type 1 or type 2), graduated cylinders, and thermometers.
1.1 This specification covers distillation equipment used in thefollowing ASTM test methods: D 86, D 850, and (for approvedalternative requirements only) Test Method D 1078.
1.2 Some items of equipment included in this specification arecommon to all methods; other items are not. Therefore, thoseportions of this specification pertinent to the need must beselected.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded asstandard. The values given in parentheses are mathematicalconversions to SI units that are provided for information only andare not considered standard.