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Significance and Use
4.1 The purpose of this test method is to define a procedure for testing electropolished stainless steel components being considered for installation into a high-purity gas distribution system. Application of this test method is expected to yield comparable data among components tested for the purposes of qualification for this installation.
1.3.1 This test method is limited by the sensitivity of the detection instruments and by the available levels of purity in extracting solvents. While the ion and gas chromatographic methods are quantitative, the Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) method can be used as either a qualitative or a quantitative tool. In addition, the gas chromatography (GC) and FTIR methods are used to detect hydrocarbons and halogenated substances that remain as residues on component internal surfaces. This eliminates those materials with high vapor pressures, which are analyzed per the total hydrocarbons test, from this test method.
1.5 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 hazard statements are given in Section 6.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E1151 Practice for Ion Chromatography Terms and Relationships
ICS Number Code 17.040.20 (Properties of surfaces)
UNSPSC Code 40140000(Fluid and gas distribution)
ASTM F1374-92(2012), Standard Test Method for Ionic/Organic Extractables of Internal Surfaces-IC/GC/FTIR for Gas Distribution System Components, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top