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ASTM D5462-21

Standard Test Method for On-Line Measurement of Low-Level Dissolved Oxygen in Water

Standard Test Method for On-Line Measurement of Low-Level Dissolved Oxygen in Water D5462-21 ASTM|D5462-21|en-US Standard Test Method for On-Line Measurement of Low-Level Dissolved Oxygen in Water Standard new BOS Vol. 11.02 Committee D19
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Significance and Use

5.1 DO may be either a corrosive or passivating agent in boiler/steam cycles and is therefore controlled to specific concentrations that are low relative to environmental and wastewater treatment samples. Out-of-specification DO concentrations may cause corrosion in boiler systems, which leads to corrosion fatigue and corrosion products — all detrimental to the life and efficient operation of a steam generator. The efficiency of DO removal from boiler feedwater by mechanical or chemical means, or both, may be monitored by continuously measuring the DO concentration before and after the removal process with on-line instrumentation. DO measurement is also a check for air leakage into the boiler water cycle.

5.2 Feedwater chemistry guidelines for high-pressure boilers generally require specific feedwater DO concentrations: 5 μg/L or less for reducing all volatile treatment [AVT(R)]; 5–10 μg/L for oxidizing all volatile treatment [AVT(O)]; 50–200 μg/L for oxygenated treatment [OT] (3).

5.3 In microelectronics production, DO can be detrimental in some manufacturing processes, for example, causing undesirable oxidation on silicon wafers.


1.1 This test method covers the on-line determination of dissolved oxygen (DO) in water samples primarily in ranges from 0 to 500 μg/L (ppb), although higher ranges may be used for calibration. On-line instrumentation is used for continuous measurements of DO in samples that are brought through sample lines and conditioned from high-temperature and high-pressure sources when necessary.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses after SI units are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.3 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 hazards statements, see 6.5.

1.4 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 11.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D19.03
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/D5462-21
ICS Code: 13.060.50