ASTM WK64631

    New Guide for A Systematic Approach to the Analysis and Identification of Ignitable Liquids

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E30.01 | Committee E30 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1. This guide describes a systematic approach for the analyses of solid (e.g. fire debris) and liquid samples for the presence of ignitable liquids and their residues. 1.2. This guide addresses evidence handling, extraction methodologies, instrumental analysis techniques, and analytical data interpretation. 1.3. This standard cannot replace knowledge, skills, or abilities acquired through education, training, and experience and is to be used in conjunction with professional judgment by individuals with such discipline-specific knowledge, skills, and abilities. 1.4. This guide 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 guide to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    Forensic science; fire debris; fire debris analysis; ignitable liquid; ignitable liquid analysis


    There are numerous ASTM standards relating to fire debris analysis, the proposed standard puts them all together and makes recommendations as to which standards to use in various situations. It will be used to guide the fire debris analyst in the preparation and analysis of fire related evidence.

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    Michelle Evans