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ASTM E594

1996 Edition, April 10, 1996

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

Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 2011


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Product Details:

  • Revision: 1996 Edition, April 10, 1996
  • Published Date: January 2011
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 7
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This practice covers the testing of the performance of a flame ionization detector (FID) used as the detection component of a gas or supercritical fluid (SF) chromatographic system.

This recommended practice is directly applicable to an FID that employs a hydrogen-air or hydrogen-oxygen flame burner and a dc biased electrode system.

This recommended practice covers the performance of the detector itself, independently of the chromatographic column, the column-to-detector interface (if any), and other system components, in terms that the analyst can use to predict overall system performance when the detector is made part of a complete chromatographic system.

For general gas chromatographic procedures, Practice E260 should be followed except where specific changes are recommended herein for the use of an FID. For definitions of gas chromatography and its various terms see recommended Practice E355.

For general information concerning the principles, construction, and operation of an FID, see Refs (1, 2, 3, 4).2

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

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. For specific safety information, see Section 5.

2 The boldface numbers in parentheses refer to the list of references appended to this recommended practice.