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    ASTM E1510 - 95(2021)

    Standard Practice for Installing Fused Silica Open Tubular Capillary Columns in Gas Chromatographs

    Active Standard ASTM E1510 | Developed by Subcommittee: E13.19

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.06


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This practice is intended to be used by all analysts using fused silica capillary chromatography. It contains the recommended steps for installation, preparation, proper installation, and continued column maintenance.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the installation and maintenance of fused silica capillary columns in gas chromatographs that are already retrofitted for their use. This practice excludes information on:

    1.1.1 Injection techniques.

    1.1.2 Column selection.

    1.1.3 Data acquisition.

    1.1.4 System troubleshooting and maintenance.

    1.2 For additional information on gas chromatography, please refer to Practice E260. For specific precautions, see 7.2.2.2(1), 7.2.2.2(2), 7.2.7, and 7.2.7.2.

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

    1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific safety information, see Section 6, 7.2.2.2(1), 7.2.2.2(2), 7.2.7, and 7.2.7.2.2

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    CGA Publications

    CGA G-5.4 Standard for Hydrogen Piping Systems at Consumer Locations

    CGA P-12 Safe Handling of Cryogenic Liquids

    CGA P-1 Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Containers

    CGA P-9 The Inert Gases: Argon, Nitrogen and Helium

    ASTM Standards

    E260 Practice for Packed Column Gas Chromatography

    E355 Practice for Gas Chromatography Terms and Relationships


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.50 (Physicochemical methods of analysis)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/E1510-95R21

    Citation Format

    ASTM E1510-95(2021), Standard Practice for Installing Fused Silica Open Tubular Capillary Columns in Gas Chromatographs, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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