ASTM D, D, and EPA 3C are used for the analysis of permanent gases (also called fixed gases) and light hydrocarbons at the percentage level in all. (A) Hydrocarbon compounds containing between one and five atoms of carbon plus benzene using ASTM D–03 (Reapproved ) (incorporated by. American Standards Testing & Materials (ASTM). D Standard D 03 Standard Test Method for Analysis of Natural Gas by Gas. Chromatography.
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This eliminates the need for a multicomponent standard for daily calibration. Copper, brass, and other copper-bearing alloys are unacceptable. A strip-chart recorder w ith an offset zero is desirable. This trouble has been experienced with some inlet systems even when clean and with the specified sample loop size.
This will result in the transfer of nearly all of the contents of Cylinder A into the L cylinder. W h e n a planimeter is used, carefully make several tracings and use the average. Connect Cylinder B to the L cylinder with as short a clean, small-diameter connector as possible. NOTE 6—Most modem chromatographs have valve ovens that can be temperature controlled. Weigh Cylinder B after each addition to obtain the weight of the component added.
I f changes occur in these operating conditions, all of the components will be affected equally and the calculated response factors will shift accordingly. Then immediately inject the contents of the loop or mbe into the chromatographic column to avoid infiltration of contaminants.
The reverse flow area, and the pentanes peaks used for comparison, should be measured by the same method. Mount as required to dry the sample. A superscript epsilon E indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval. A more accurate value for the molecular weight of Cand heavier can be obtained as described in Annex A1.
Periodically, check Cg and heavier repeatability of the apparatus by making several check runs on the same sample. Replace the drying agent after about one half of the material has become spent.
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The sample size must not exceed 0. However, short and long partition columns provide the flexibility of three partition column lengths, by using them either singly or in series. Your comments are invited either for revision of this standard or for additional standards and should be addressed to ASTfJI International Headquarters.
The higher the temperature the shorter the equilibration time approximately 2 h for small sample containers of d145-03 or less.
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Disconnect and weigh Cylinder A to obtain the weight of n-pentane added. The relationship is independent of temperature, sample size, and d19450-3 gas flow rate.
Evacuate mL Cyhnder A, and obtain its true weight. Close the n-pentane cyhnder valve and open Cylinder A valve to admit the n-pentane from the connection and then close the valve on Cylinder A.
ASTM D – 03 Standard Test Method for Analysis of Natural Gas by Gas Chromatography
The concentration of a component in the reference standard gas should not be less than one half nor more than twice the concentration of the corresponding component in the test gas.
Do not rely on oxygen standards that have been prepared for more than a few days.
The sum of the original values should not differ from Open the valve on the L cylinder, then open the valve on Cylinder A. The surface effect of small diameter tubing acts as a separating column and must not be used in the sampling and entering system when components heavier than pentanes are to be determined.
Check this average by a second group o f tracings.
All peaks should be recorded at an instrument attenuation that gives the maximum measurable peak height. Make calculations on ethane and heavier components in the same manner as for the complete analysis method. It is strongly recommended in the absence of valve ovens to mount the gas samphng valve in the chromatograph oven and operate at the column temperature. NOTE 1 — T h e sample size limitation of 0.
In multicolumn apphcations, it is preferred to use front-end backflush of the heavy ends. Die bond process intro When enlargement of the heavy end peaks is noted, thoroughly clean the sampling valve and loop with acetone. The separation should be completed within 40 min, including reversal of flow after n-pentane to yield a group response for hexanes and heavier components. Significance and Use 4.
This information provides quality data and a basis for calculating physical properties such as molecular weight on these fractions. This component is present i n the daily calibration standard and linearity is assured from previous tests. To make this determination, enter a 5-mL sample into the short column and reverse the carrier gas after the separation of n-heptane.
This procedure will remove small amounts of hydrogen sulfide while having but minimal effect on the carbon dioxide in the sample. Close the cylinder valves, disconnect, and weigh Cylinder B to obtain the weight of the mixture that was not transferred to the L cylinder.
This contamination can be minimized by such techniques as purging with inert gas, heating the sample loop, using a vacuum system, or other such effective means. Ethane can be the reference component for carbon dioxide i f it elutes i n the same sequence as carbon dioxide. Close the cylinder valve and allow the pressure of the sample in the loop or tube to stabilize.
Obtain a corresponding response on the reference standard. Run a sample of the standard mixture at kPa mm H g pressure and obtain peaks for methane and nitrogen.
Enter a 1- to 5-mL sample and record the response for helium, followed by hydrogen, which will be just ahead of oxygen Note 5.
Obtain a response on dry air for nitrogen and oxygen, i f desired. Daily calibrations are recommended. Last prewous edition approved in as Likewise, obtain a response on the reference standard for nitrogen and methane.