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.
KeywordsForensic 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.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.Back to Top
Ballot Item Approved as E3245-2020 and Pending Publication