ASTM WK35410

    Work Item: ASTM WK35410 - New Test Method for The Analysis of Smokeless Powder by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectromety and Fourier-transform Infrared Spectroscopy

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    1. Scope

    This test method describes the analysis of single-base and double-base smokeless powders by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. This method is suited for analyzing samples comprised of visible grains of smokeless powder (bulk samples) or trace residues of materials on post-blast debris.

    The standard will be used by forensic laboratories conducting analysis of smokeless powders in bombing cases and firearms cases. No standard currently exists which addresses the analysis of smokeless powder except for a companion ASTM document in progress.


    low explosive. reloading powders

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Ronald Kelly


    E30.01 (14-01)

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