ASTM E2603 - 08

    Standard Practice for Calibration of Fixed-Cell Differential Scanning Calorimeters

    Active Standard ASTM E2603 | Developed by Subcommittee: E37.09

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.02


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    Significance and Use

    Fixed-cell differential scanning calorimeters are used to determine the transition temperatures and energetics of materials in solution. For this information to be accepted with confidence in an absolute sense, temperature and heat calibration of the apparatus or comparison of the resulting data to that of known standard materials is required.

    This practice is useful in calibrating the temperature and heat flow axes of fixed-cell differential scanning calorimeters.

    1. Scope

    1.1 1.1 This practice covers the calibration of fixed-cell differential scanning calorimeters over the temperature range from 10 to +120°C.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 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. Specific precautionary statements are given in Section 7.


    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

    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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.200.10 (Heat. Calorimetry)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E2603-08

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