This standard covers the calibration and use of torque meters of the type normally used in packaging applications. It can be used to check devices used to measure the application and removal torques of continuous or intermittent thread and lug closures. It can alos be used to determine the amount of torque to either apply or remove a closure.
Before conducting ASTM D3474, it is important to read the entire specification. Standards can be obtained from appropriate standard authorities.