Active Standard ASTM E1953 | Developed by Subcommittee: E37.10
Book of Standards Volume: 14.02
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Significance and Use
4.1 Section 5 identifies essential instrumentation and accessories required to perform thermal analysis or rheometry for a variety of different instruments. The appropriate generic instrument description should be included in any test method describing use or application of the thermal analysis or rheometry instrumentation described herein.
4.2 Units included in these descriptions are used to identify needed performance criteria and are considered typical. Other units may be used when including these descriptions in a specific test method. Items underlined constitute required inputs specifically established for each test method (for example, sensitivity of temperature sensor).
4.3 Additional components and accessories may be added as needed, with the appropriate performance requirements specified. Items listed in these descriptions but not used in a test method (for example, vacuum system) may be deleted.
1.1 This practice covers generic descriptions of apparatus used for thermal analysis or rheometry measurements and its purpose is to achieve uniformity in description of thermal analysis and rheometry instrumentation throughout standard test methods. These descriptions are intended to be used as templates for inclusion in any test method where the thermal analysis instrumentation described herein is cited.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E473 Terminology Relating to Thermal Analysis and Rheology
E1142 Terminology Relating to Thermophysical Properties
ICS Number Code 17.200.20 (Temperature-measuring instruments)