Handling and Packaging of Materials and Components for Emissions Testing
|Publication Date:||1 April 2018|
This standard is intended for the automotive industry. Testing methods may specifically define the handling and packaging conditions for the material to be analyzed. In these cases, follow the method as closely as possible. Use this standard as a guide, where the protocol for handling and packaging the samples between part production and testing may be undefined.
This standard pays special attention to materials sensitive to contamination or rapid volatilization of emissions in order to achieve repeatable and accurate test results. Contamination after production of these samples must be avoided at all costs, as these methods are highly sensitive and the materials to be investigated often have a low emission potential. Use this standard as a general guide until the industry can agree on a more specific packaging and aging standard.