ASTM E260 - 96(2019)

    Standard Practice for Packed Column Gas Chromatography

    Active Standard ASTM E260 | Developed by Subcommittee: E13.19

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.06

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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This practice describes a procedure for packed-column gas chromatography. It provides general comments, recommended techniques, and precautions. A recommended form for reporting GC methods is given in Section 14.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice is intended to serve as a general guide to the application of gas chromatography (GC) with packed columns for the separation and analysis of vaporizable or gaseous organic and inorganic mixtures and as a reference for the writing and reporting of GC methods.

    Note 1: This practice excludes any form of gas chromatography associated with open tubular (capillary) columns.

    1.2 This standard does not purport to address all 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. Specific hazard statements are given in Section 8 and 9.1.3.

    1.3 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 Standards

    CGAP-12 Safe Handling of Cryogenic Liquids


    CGAP-9 The Inert Gases: Argon, Nitrogen, and Helium


    HB-3 Handbook of Compressed Gases

    ASTM Standards

    E355 Practice for Gas Chromatography Terms and Relationships

    E516 Practice for Testing Thermal Conductivity Detectors Used in Gas Chromatography

    E594 Practice for Testing Flame Ionization Detectors Used in Gas or Supercritical Fluid Chromatography

    E697 Practice for Use of Electron-Capture Detectors in Gas Chromatography

    E840 Practice for Using Flame Photometric Detectors in Gas Chromatography

    E1140 Practice for Testing Nitrogen/Phosphorus Thermionic Ionization Detectors for Use In Gas Chromatography

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.50 (Physicochemical methods of analysis)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code

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    DOI: 10.1520/E0260-96R19

    Citation Format

    ASTM E260-96(2019), Standard Practice for Packed Column Gas Chromatography, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019,

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