ASTM D2505 - 88(2010)

    Standard Test Method for Ethylene, Other Hydrocarbons, and Carbon Dioxide in High-Purity Ethylene by Gas Chromatography

    Active Standard ASTM D2505 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.D0.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.01


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    Significance and Use

    High-purity ethylene is required as a feedstock for some manufacturing processes, and the presence of trace amounts of carbon dioxide and some hydrocarbons can have deleterious effects. This method is suitable for setting specifications, for use as an internal quality control tool and for use in development or research work.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of carbon dioxide, methane, ethane, acetylene, and other hydrocarbons in high-purity ethylene. Hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon monoxide are determined in accordance with Test Method D2504. The percent ethylene is obtained by subtracting the sum of the percentages of the hydrocarbon and nonhydrocarbon impurities from 100. The method is applicable over the range of impurities from 1 to 500 parts per million volume (ppmV).

    1.2 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. For some specific hazard statements, see Section 6.

    1.3 The values stated in acceptable metric units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are for information only.


    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

    D2504 Test Method for Noncondensable Gases in C2 and Lighter Hydrocarbon Products by Gas Chromatography

    D4051 Practice for Preparation of Low-Pressure Gas Blends

    E260 Practice for Packed Column Gas Chromatography

    F307 Practice for Sampling Pressurized Gas for Gas Analysis


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.080.10 (Aliphatic hydrocarbons)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D2505-88R10

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