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ASTM D6596-00(2021)

Standard Practice for Ampulization and Storage of Gasoline and Related Hydrocarbon Materials

Standard Practice for Ampulization and Storage of Gasoline and Related Hydrocarbon Materials D6596-00R21 ASTM|D6596-00R21|en-US Standard Practice for Ampulization and Storage of Gasoline and Related Hydrocarbon Materials Standard new BOS Vol. 05.03 Committee D02
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Significance and Use

5.1 Ampulization is desirable in order to minimize variability and maximize the integrity of calibration standards or RMs, or both, being used in calibration of analytical instruments and in validation of analytical test methods in round-robin or interlaboratory cross-check programs. This practice is intended to be used when the highest degree of confidence in integrity of a material is desired.

5.2 This practice is intended to be used when it is desirable to maintain the long term storage of gasoline and related liquid hydrocarbon RMs, controls, or calibration standards for retain or repository purposes.

5.3 This practice may not be applicable to materials that contain high percentages of dissolved gases, or to highly viscous materials, due to the difficulty involved in transferring such materials without encountering losses of components or ensuring sample homogeneity.


1.1 This practice covers a general guide for the ampulization and storage of gasoline and related hydrocarbon mixtures that are to be used as calibration standards or reference materials. This practice addresses materials, solutions, or mixtures, which may contain volatile components. This practice is not intended to address the ampulization of highly viscous liquids, materials that are solid at room temperature, or materials that have high percentages of dissolved gases that cannot be handled under reasonable cooling temperatures and at normal atmospheric pressure without losses of these volatile components.

1.2 This practice is applicable to automated ampule filling and sealing machines as well as to manual ampule filling devices, such as pipettes and hand-operated liquid dispensers.

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.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 05.03
Developed by Subcommittee: D02.04.0A
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.1520/D6596-00R21
ICS Code: 27.060.10