ASTM International - ASTM E1479-99
Standard Practice for Describing and Specifying Inductively-Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometers
|Publication Date:||10 September 1999|
|ICS Code (Optical measuring instruments):||17.180.30|
1.1 This practice describes the components of an inductively-coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer that are basic to its operation and to the quality of its performance. It is not the intent of this practice to specify component tolerances or performance criteria, since these are unique for each instrument. The practice does, however, attempt to identify critical factors affecting accuracy, precision, and sensitivity. A prospective user should consult with the vendor before placing an order, to design a testing protocol to demonstrate that the instrument meets all anticipated needs. For more detailed information, consult a publication by Haas, Knisely, Winge, and Fassel.
1.2 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. Specific safety hazard statements are given in Section 9.