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Significance and Use
Ampulization is desirable in order to minimize variability and maximize the integrity of calibration standards or RMs, or both, being used in calibration of analytical instruments and in validation of analytical test methods in round-robin or interlaboratory cross-check programs. This practice is intended to be used when the highest degree of confidence in integrity of a material is desired.
This practice is intended to be used when it is desirable to maintain the long term storage of gasoline and related liquid hydrocarbon RMs, controls, or calibration standards for retain or repository purposes.
This practice may not be applicable to materials that contain high percentages of dissolved gases, or to highly viscous materials, due to the difficulty involved in transferring such materials without encountering losses of components or ensuring sample homogeneity.
1.1 This practice covers a general guide for the ampulization and storage of gasoline and related hydrocarbon mixtures that are to be used as calibration standards or reference materials. This practice addresses materials, solutions, or mixtures, which may contain volatile components. This practice is not intended to address the ampulization of highly viscous liquids, materials that are solid at room temperature, or materials that have high percentages of dissolved gases that cannot be handled under reasonable cooling temperatures and at normal atmospheric pressure without losses of these volatile components.
1.2 This practice is applicable to automated ampule filling and sealing machines as well as to manual ampule filling devices, such as pipettes and hand-operated liquid dispensers.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4 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.
D6362 Practice for Certificates of Reference Materials for Water Analysis
E826 Practice for Testing Homogeneity of a Metal Lot or Batch in Solid Form by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry
ISO StandardsISO/REMCO N280 Homogeneity Testing Procedure for the Evaluation of Interlaboratory Test Samples
Government Standard29 CFR 1910.1200 Hazard Communication
ICS Number Code 27.060.10 (Liquid and solid fuel burners)
UNSPSC Code 15101506(Gasoline or Petrol)
ASTM D6596-00(2011), Standard Practice for Ampulization and Storage of Gasoline and Related Hydrocarbon Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top