Borosilicate glass 3.3 — Properties

Verre borosilicaté 3.3 — Propriétés

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Borosilicate glass 3.3 — Properties
Verre borosilicaté 3.3 — Propriétés
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ISO 3585:1998(E)
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ISO 3585:1998(E)
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Standard requires approval by at least 75 % of the member bodies casting
a vote.
International Standard ISO 3585 was prepared by Technical Committee
ISO/TC 48, Laboratory glassware and related apparatus, Subcommittee 5,
Quality of glassware.
This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition (ISO 3585:1991),
which has been technically revised.
Annex A of this International Standard is for information only.
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ISO ISO 3585:1998(E)
It is the purpose of this International Standard to define and facilitate the
identification of a type of glass appropriate for laboratory glassware, glass
plant, pipeline and fittings.
The design of glass components is dependent on the coefficient of mean
linear thermal expansion and the ultimate tensile strength. Utilization
requires not only a product design which is satisfactory within temperature
and pressure limitations, but one which will also satisfy certain criteria for
chemical resistance.
Therefore, the glass, as distinct from the components made from it, shall
satisfy certain specified requirements. However, it is accepted that
methods of working the glass to achieve the various forms required in
practice can affect the properties of the glass.
The glass used for this application, referred to as “borosilicate glass 3.3”, is
resistant to both heat and chemicals. Its heat resistance characteristics are
defined by the nominal values given for physical properties. Its chemical
resistance characteristics are specified within stated limits, using standard
test methods to which reference is made in this International Standard.
The glass is deemed to be satisfactory for the construction of laboratory
glassware, glass plant, pipeline and fittings, while for the glass components
themselves, other relevant International Standards should be consulted.
Where nominal properties are given, they relate, unless otherwise
specified, to the range of temperatures of 20 �C to 300 �C. However, this
does not imply that products manufactured from this glass can necessarily
be used freely within this range, nor that they cannot be used outside this
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Borosilicate glass 3.3 — Properties
1 Scope

This International Standard specifies the characteristics of a type of glass designated “borosilicate glass 3.3” used

for the construction of laboratory glassware, glass plant, pipeline and fittings.

NOTE — Annex A lists related International Standards.
2 Normative references

The following standards contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of this

International Standard. At the time of publication, the editions indicated were valid. All standards are subject to

revision, and parties to agreements based on this International Standard are encouraged to investigate the

possibility of applying the most recent editions of the standards indicated below. Members of IEC and ISO maintain

registers of currently valid International Standards.

ISO 695:1991, Glass — Resistance to attack by a boiling aqueous solution of mixed alkali — Method of test and


ISO 719:1985, Glass — Hydrolytic resistance of glass grains at 98 �C — Method of test and classification.

ISO 720:1985, Glass — Hydrolytic resistance of glass grains at 121 �C — Method of test and classification.

ISO 1776:1985, Glass — Resistance to attack by hydrochloric acid at 100 �C — Flame emission or flame atomic

absorption spectrometric method.
ISO 7884-2:1987, Glass — Viscosity and viscometri

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