ASTM International - ASTM E537-98
Standard Test Method for Assessing the Thermal Stability of Chemicals By Methods of Thermal Analysis
|Publication Date:||10 July 1998|
|ICS Code (Physics. Chemistry):||07.030|
1.1 This test method covers the ascertainment of the presence of enthalpic changes, using a minimum quantity of sample, normally in the milligram range, and approximates the temperature at which these enthalpic changes occur.
1.2 This test method utilizes techniques of differential thermal analysis (DTA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC); it may be performed on solids, liquids, or slurries.
1.3 This test method may be carried out in an inert or a reactive atmosphere with an absolute pressure range from 100 Pa through 7 MPa and over a temperature range from -150°C to above 1000°C.
1.4 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems 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. Specific safety precautions are given in Section 8.