ASTM International - ASTM D4766-98
Standard Test Method for Vinyl Chloride in Workplace Atmospheres (Charcoal Tube Method)
|Publication Date:||10 May 1998|
1.1 This test method describes the determination of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) in workplace atmospheres using a modified charcoal tube method (see Practice D3686).
1.2 This procedure is compatible with low flow rate personal sampling equipment. It can be used for personnel or stationary monitoring. It cannot determine instantaneous fluctuations in concentration to detect maximum values. Alternative on-site procedures, such as gas chromatography or infrared spectrometry, must be used to measure fast-changing concentrations.
1.3 The range of this test method is from the limit of detection of approximately 0.01 to 100 ppm.
1.4 The sampling method provides a time-weighted average sample.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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 more specific precautionary statements, see Section 9 and Notes 2 and 4.