ASTM International - ASTM E1412-00
Standard Practice for Separation of Ignitable Liquid Residues from Fire Debris Samples by Passive Headspace Concentration With Activated Charcoal
|Publication Date:||10 November 2000|
|ICS Code (Other standards related to protection against fire):||13.220.99|
1.1 This practice covers the procedure for removing small quantities of ignitable liquid residue from samples of fire debris using an adsorbent material to extract the residue from the static headspace above the sample, then eluting the adsorbent with a solvent.
1.2 While this practice is suitable for successfully extracting ignitable liquid residues over the entire range of concentration, the headspace concentration methods are best used when a high level of sensitivity is required due to a very low concentration of ignitable liquid residues in the sample.
1.2.1 Unlike other methods of separation and concentration, this practice is essentially nondestructive.
1.3 Alternate separation and concentration procedures are listed in the referenced documents. (see Practices).
1.4 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.