ASTM E2402 - 11(2017)

    Standard Test Method for Mass Loss and Residue Measurement Validation of Thermogravimetric Analyzers

    Active Standard ASTM E2402 | Developed by Subcommittee: E37.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.05


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method may be used to validate the performance of a specific TGA apparatus.

    5.2 This test method may be used to validate the performance of a specific method based upon a TGA mass loss or residue measurement.

    5.3 This test method may be used to determine the repeatability of a specific apparatus, operator or laboratory.

    5.4 This test method may be used for specification and regulatory compliance purposes.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method provides procedures for validating mass loss and residue measurements by thermogravimetric analyzers (TGA) and analytical methods based upon the measurement of mass loss or residue content. Performance parameters determined include mass loss and residue repeatability (precision), detection limit, quantitation limit, linearity, and bias.

    1.2 Validation of apparatus performance and analytical methods is requested or required for quality initiatives or where results may be used for legal purposes.

    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 There is no ISO standard equivalent to 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.6 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.

    Other Standard

    U.S. FDA Q2B Validation of Analytical Procedures: Methodology, 62 FR 27464, May 19, 1997 Available from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, http://www.fda.gov.

    ASTM Standards

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E473 Terminology Relating to Thermal Analysis and Rheology

    E1142 Terminology Relating to Thermophysical Properties

    E1582 Test Method for Temperature Calibration of Thermogravimetric Analyzers

    E1970 Practice for Statistical Treatment of Thermoanalytical Data

    E2040 Test Method for Mass Scale Calibration of Thermogravimetric Analyzers

    E2161 Terminology Relating to Performance Validation in Thermal Analysis and Rheology


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 19.020 (Test conditions and procedures in general); 71.040.10 (Chemical laboratories. Laboratory equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41111521(Thermogravimeter)


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    DOI: 10.1520/E2402-11R17

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2402-11(2017), Standard Test Method for Mass Loss and Residue Measurement Validation of Thermogravimetric Analyzers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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