Active Standard ASTM E406 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.20
Book of Standards Volume: 03.05
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Significance and Use
4.1 An increasing number of optical emission spectrometers are equipped with enclosed excitation stands and plasmas which call for atmospheres other than ambient air. This practice is intended for users of such equipment.
1.1 This practice covers general recommendations relative to the use of gas shielding during and immediately prior to specimen excitation in optical emission spectrochemical analysis. It describes the concept of excitation shielding, the means of introducing gases, and the variables involved with handling gases.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E135 Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials
E416 Practice for Planning and Safe Operation of a Spectrochemical Laboratory
ICS Number Code 71.040.50 (Physicochemical methods of analysis)