ASTM D1946 - 90(2011)

    Standard Practice for Analysis of Reformed Gas by Gas Chromatography

    Active Standard ASTM D1946 | Developed by Subcommittee: D03.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.06


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    Significance and Use

    The information about the chemical composition can be used to calculate physical properties of the gas, such as heating (calorific) value and relative density. Combustion characteristics, products of combustion, toxicity, and interchangeability with other fuel gases may also be inferred from the chemical composition.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the determination of the chemical composition of reformed gases and similar gaseous mixtures containing the following components: hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, ethane, and ethylene.

    This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. 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.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E260 Practice for Packed Column Gas Chromatography


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.30 (Gaseous fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15111500(Gaseous fuels)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D1946-90R11

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D1946-90(2011), Standard Practice for Analysis of Reformed Gas by Gas Chromatography, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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