Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM E1413-00

Standard Practice for Separation and Concentration of Ignitable Liquid Residues from Fire Debris Samples by Dynamic Headspace Concentration


1.1 This practice describes the procedure for separation of small quantities of ignitable liquid residues from fire debris samples using the absorption/elution method of headspace concentration.

1.2 Both positive and negative pressure systems are described.

1.3 While this practice is suitable for successfully extracting ignitable liquid residues over the entire range of concentration, the headspace concentration methods are best used when a high level of sensitivity is required due to a very low concentration of ignitable liquid residues in the sample.

1.4 Alternate separation and concentration procedures are listed in Section 2.

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

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Book of Standards Volume: 14.02
Developed by Subcommittee: E30.01
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/E1413-00
ICS Code: 13.220.99