Provisional Practice for Quality Systems for Conducting In Situ Measurements of Lead Content in Paint or Other Coatings using Field-Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Devices (Withdrawn 2001)
1.1 This provisional practice covers the collection and documentation of quality control (QC) measurements for determining acceptable levels of instrumental performance when using field-portable energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry devices (XRFs) for the purposes of generating lead classification results from measurements on paint and other coating films within buildings and related structures.
1.2 QC procedures covered in this provisional practice include the performance of calibration checks, substrate bias checks, and specific instructions for documenting the collected data for later use in reporting the results.
1.3 No detailed operating instructions are provided because of differences among the various makes and models of suitable instruments. Instead, the analyst is to follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the particular XRF device or other relevant sources of information on XRF operation.
1.4 This provisional practice contains notes which are explanatory and are not part of the mandatory requirements of this provisional practice.
1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.6 This provisional practice is being discussed as a provisional standard with only subcommittee consensus because of the urgent need for a document describing quality control and assurance procedures to ensure that an XRF device is operating properly.
1.7 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.
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