ASTM E2253 - 11

    Standard Test Method for Temperature and Enthalpy Measurement Validation of Differential Scanning Calorimeters

    Active Standard ASTM E2253 | Developed by Subcommittee: E37.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.02


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    Significance and Use

    This test method may be used to determine and validate the performance of a particular DSC apparatus.

    This test method may be used to determine and validate the performance of a particular method based upon a DSC temperature and enthalpic measurement, or both.

    This test method may be used to determine the repeatability of a particular apparatus, operator, or laboratory.

    This test method may be used for specification and regulatory compliance purposes.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method provides procedures for validating temperature and enthalpy measurements of differential scanning calorimeters (DSC) and analytical methods based upon the measurement of temperature or enthalpy (or heat), or both, by DSC. Performance parameters determined include temperature and calorimetric repeatability (precision), detection limit, quantitation limit, linearity, and bias. This test method is applicable to exothermic events.

    1.2 Validation of apparatus performance and analytical methods is requested or required for quality initiatives or where results may be used for legal purposes.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to 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.

    ASTM Standards

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E473 Terminology Relating to Thermal Analysis and Rheology

    E967 Test Method for Temperature Calibration of Differential Scanning Calorimeters and Differential Thermal Analyzers

    E968 Practice for Heat Flow Calibration of Differential Scanning Calorimeters

    E1142 Terminology Relating to Thermophysical Properties

    E1860 Test Method for Elapsed Time Calibration of Thermal Analyzers

    E1970 Practice for Statistical Treatment of Thermoanalytical Data

    E2161 Terminology Relating to Performance Validation in Thermal Analysis


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.200.10 (Heat. Calorimetry)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41112201(Calorimeters)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E2253-11

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E2253-11, Standard Test Method for Temperature and Enthalpy Measurement Validation of Differential Scanning Calorimeters, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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