Significance and Use
The significance of this practice is adequately covered in Section 1.
1.1 This practice is a general guide for ambient air analyzers used in determining air quality.
1.2 The actual method, or analyzer chosen, depends on the ultimate aim of the user: whether it is for regulatory compliance, process monitoring, or to alert the user of adverse trends. If the method or analyzer is to be used for federal or local compliance, it is recommended that the method published or referenced in the regulations be used in conjunction with this and other ASTM methods.
1.3 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 specific hazard statements, see Section 6.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1356 Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres
D1357 Practice for Planning the Sampling of the Ambient Atmosphere
D3609 Practice for Calibration Techniques Using Permeation Tubes
D3670 Guide for Determination of Precision and Bias of Methods of Committee D22
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
E200 Practice for Preparation, Standardization, and Storage of Standard and Reagent Solutions for Chemical Analysis
ambient air analyzers; ambient air quality: Air analysis; Ambient air/atmospheric analysis; Calibration--air/atmospheric analysis instruments;
ICS Number Code 13.040.01 (Air quality in general)
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