ASTM Standards. ASTM F ASTM F – Standard Test Method for Burst Testing of Flexible Package Seals Using Internal Air Pressurization Within. Consult Labthink Instruments Co., Ltd.’s High Pressure Leak Tester for Package ASTM F, ASTM F brochure on DirectIndustry. Page: 1/4. More help in interpreting the results can be found in ASTM F Inflation Seal Strength Testing (ASTM F and F), including burst, creep and creep-to-.

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Pressure differentials may occur during such processes as sterilization and transportation. This test method provides an indicator of the burst strength of a package, where the burst will normally occur in one or more areas of the astj.

An indicator of the minimum burst strength may be of importance to the package manufacturer and end user in ensuring adequate package integrity. This test method cannot provide a measure of package seal uniformity.

This test method also cannot provide an evaluation of overall package integrity or the burst strength of areas of the package that contact the surface of the restraining plates used. This test method should be combined with other methods of evaluating overall package integrity, uniformity of the package seal, or opening functionality, if so required. Typical parameters can include, but are not limited to the package size, material, type and configuration of seal, rate of air flow into the package, pressure detection sensing mechanism and sensitivity machine response f20054 pressure dropposition of test article, rigidity of restraining plates, and distance between restraining plates.


See Appendix X2 for further information. Test Methods F describes methods of burst testing that do not include the use of restraining plates and are suitable to determine a packages general ability to withstand pressurization stresses. Under Test Methods F the stresses are not distributed uniformly to all areas of the package seal.

Under unrestrained conditions the stress on the package is highest at the middle of the pouch where it inflates to the packages maximum diameter; therefore, Test Methods F aztm not reliably detect the weakest area of the seal. By placing the package within restraining plates during pressurization, the dimensional stability of the package is maintained in a manner that results in stresses applied more uniformly along the perimeter of the package, where seals are normally placed.

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In particular it is intended as applicable to packages with seals that have a peelable seal feature peeled open by end user to remove contents of package. See Appendix X4 for information.


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. Particular caution is advised where users of this procedure may be required to design and fabricate restraining plate fixtures.

Reference Appendix X3 for further information regarding calculation of stress factors and structural design considerations. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. Link to Active This link will always route to the current F2045 version of the standard.