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Significance and Use
Humidity information is important for the understanding of atmospheric phenomena and industrial processes. Measurements of the dew-point and calculations of related vapor pressures are important to quantify the humidity information.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the thermodynamic dew- or frost-point temperature of ambient air by the condensation of water vapor on a cooled surface. For brevity this is referred to in this method as the condensation temperature.
1.2 This test method is applicable for the range of condensation temperatures from 60°C to − 70°C.
1.3 This test method includes a general description of the instrumentation and operational procedures, including site selection, to be used for obtaining the measurements and a description of the procedures to be used for calculating the results.
1.4 This test method is applicable for the continuous measurement of ambient humidity in the natural atmosphere on a stationary platform.
1.5 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 precautionary statements, see Section 8.
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
D3631 Test Methods for Measuring Surface Atmospheric Pressure
ICS Number Code 07.060 (Geology. Meteorology. Hydrology)
UNSPSC Code 41112300(Humidity and moisture measuring instruments)
ASTM D4230-02(2012), Standard Test Method of Measuring Humidity with Cooled-Surface Condensation (Dew-Point) Hygrometer, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top