ASTM E2999

Standard Test Method for Analysis of Organic Compounds in Smokeless Powder by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 15 September 2017
Status: active
Page Count: 5
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This test method describes the analysis of organic components in smokeless powders by gas chromatographymass spectrometry (1-6)2 and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. 

This test method is suited for analyzing samples comprised of visible grains (whole or partial) of smokeless powder. 

Analysis of post-blast debris and items containing gunshot residue when visible grains of smokeless powder are not present is beyond the scope of this test method. 

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

This test method involves handling of low explosives and potentially other energetic materials. It is strongly suggested that an analyst be trained in the storage and safe handling of energetic materials and be familiar with the properties and hazards of explosives. 

This test method cannot replace knowledge, skill, or ability acquired through appropriate education, training, and experience and should be used in conjunction with sound professional judgment. 

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. 

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.

2 The boldface numbers in parentheses refer to a list of references at the end of this standard

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ASTM E2999
September 15, 2017
Standard Test Method for Analysis of Organic Compounds in Smokeless Powder by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
This test method describes the analysis of organic components in smokeless powders by gas chromatographymass spectrometry (1-6)2 and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.  This test method is...

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