STANDARD PRACTICE FOR EVALUATION OF MASS SPECTROMETERS FOR QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS FROM A BATCH INLET
|Publication Date:||30 July 1982|
This practice provides general criteria and tests that are generally helpful for evaluating a mass spectrometer for use in ASTM mass spectrometric methods of chemical analysis. The number of types of mass spectrometers available, and the variety of materials that may be analyzed, preclude a discussion in this practice of the capabilities of each type of mass spectrometer for each specific method of analysis. Neither is it intended to include all the technical considerations involved in procuring a new mass spectrometer. Such considerations as mass range, sample introduction facilities, programming and data handling systems, scan rate, maintenance requirements, and price must all be evaluated relative to the needs and facilities available in a specific laboratory.
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.