Method 1030

Ignitability of Solids

This method is for the determination of the ignitability of solids and is also applicable for pastes, granular materials, solids that can be cut into strips, and powdery substances.  The test material is formed into an unbroken strip of powder train 250mm in length.  An ignition source is applied to one end of the test material to determine whether combustion will propagate along 200mm of the strip within a specified time period.  Materials that propagate burning along a 200 mm strip within the specified time period are then subjected to a burning rate test.  Materials that do not ignite or propagate combustion as described above do not require further testing.  In the burning rate test, the burning time is measured over a distance of 100mm and the rate of burning is determined.

All samples should be tested on an as-received basis.

(EPA SW-846)


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Method Data

Hold Times, Preservatives, Preps, Collection, Analytical & Documentation
Holding Time:   None specified other than to analyze the sample as soon as possible after removal from the sample container.
Preservatives:   None required by the method.
Required Preps:   50-250mL Glass or plastic bottle with a Teflon-lined lid.
Collection Method:   Grab sampling
Analytical Methodology:   Ignition
Documentation:   1030

Analyte List*

Analyte Formula CAS Number Detection Limit

* The analytes and detection limits listed for each method represent the typical detection limits and analytes reported for that particular method. Keep in mind that analyte lists may vary from laboratory to laboratory. Detection limits may also vary from lab to lab and are dependent upon the sample size, matrix, and any interferences that may be present in the sample.