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Significance and Use
The accuracy of air pollution measurements is directly dependent upon accurate calibrations.
Such measurements gain accuracy and can be intercompared when the measurement procedures are traceable to national measurement standards.
This guide describes procedures for enhancing the accuracy of air pollution measurements which may be specified by those organizations requiring traceability to national standards.
1.1 This guide covers two procedures for establishing the permeation rate of a permeation tube and defining the uncertainty of the rate by comparison to National Institute of Standards and Technology's Standard Reference Materials (SRM).
1.2 Procedure A consists of a direct comparison of the permeation rate of the device undergoing calibration with that of an SRM.
1.3 Procedure B consists of a gravimetric calibration process in which a certified permeation tube is used as a quality control for the measurements.
1.4 Both procedures are limited to the case where a suitable certified permeation device is available.
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. (See 8.2 on Safety Precautions.)
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
D3249 Practice for General Ambient Air Analyzer Procedures
D3609 Practice for Calibration Techniques Using Permeation Tubes
D3631 Test Methods for Measuring Surface Atmospheric Pressure
E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers
E319 Practice for the Evaluation of Single-Pan Mechanical Balances
E617 Specification for Laboratory Weights and Precision Mass Standards
UNSPSC Code 77121504(Air pollution monitoring or measurement services)
ASTM D4298-04(2010), Standard Guide for Intercomparing Permeation Tubes to Establish Traceability, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top