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ASTM D6159-97

Standard Test Method for Determination of Hydrocarbon Impurities in Ethylene by Gas Chromatography

Standard Test Method for Determination of Hydrocarbon Impurities in Ethylene by Gas Chromatography D6159-97 ASTM|D6159-97|en-US Standard Test Method for Determination of Hydrocarbon Impurities in Ethylene by Gas Chromatography Standard new BOS Vol. 05.02 Committee D02
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1.1 This test method is used for the determination of methane, ethane, propane, propene, acetylene, iso-butane, propadiene, butane, trans-2-butene, butene-1, isobutene, cis-2-butene, methyl acetylene and 1,3-butadiene in high-purity ethylene. The purity of the ethylene can be calculated by subtracting the total percentage of all impurities from 100.00 %. Since this test method does not determine all possible impurities such as CO, CO2, H2O, alcohols, nitrogen oxides, and carbonyl sulfide, as well as hydrocarbons higher than decane, additional tests may be necessary to fully characterize the ethylene sample.

1.2 Data are reported in this test method as ppmV (parts per million by volume). This test method was evaluated in an interlaboratory cooperative study in the concentration range of 4 to 340 ppmV (2 to 204 mg/kg). The participants in the interlaboratory cooperative study reported the data in non-SI units. Wherever possible, SI units are included.

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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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Book of Standards Volume: 05.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D02.D0.02
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/D6159-97