Round-robin test for aldehydes

Part of the test gas stream

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At the test gas stream of the IFA
Source: IFA

The round-robin test is offered alternatively with and without sampling. Participants may choose whether they wish to perform sampling for aldehydes themselves, or to have the sample carriers supplied to them.

Analysis should be conducted by HPLC according to IFA Folder No. 6045 [1] or DIN ISO 16000-3 [2] respectively.

1 Round-robin test with sampling

At the dynamic test gas stream at the IFA up to thirteen participants can carry out parallel sampling.

  • When:
    19/20 September 2017
    26/27 September 2017
  • Where:
    Institut für Arbeitsschutz der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung (IFA)
    Alte Heerstr. 111
    53757 Sankt Augustin
  • Concentration range:
    The concentration for formaldehyde will lie in the range between 0.03 and 1 mg/m³, for acetaldehyde, propionaldehyde and butyraldehyde in the range between 0.1 and 3 mg/m³.
  • Duration: 2 hours plus preparation time and run-in period.
  • Number of test series: 3
  • Accomodations: Hotels at Sankt Augustin

Participants will receive detailed information on the round-robin test, a description of the apparatus, and the connections for the sampling devices in particular, in good time.

2 Round-robin test without sampling

The production of samples for aldehydes is conducted at the dynamic test gas stream of the IFA.

The laboratories may choose from two different sample carriers (Waters Sep-Pak DNPH-Cartridge or Supelco LPDNPH S10 Cartridge). Each participant receives a sample kit comprising:

  • Three loaded sample carriers, and
  • Two unloaded sample carriers for blank value adjustment.

[1] Aldehyde (Kennzahl 6045). In: IFA-Arbeitsmappe Messung von Gefahrstoffen. 43. Vol. XI/2009. Ed.: Institut für Arbeitsschutz der DGUV (IFA), Sankt Augustin. Erich Schmidt, Berlin 1989 – Losebl.-Ausg.

[2] DIN ISO 16000-3: Indoor air – Part 3: Determination of formaldehyde and other carbonyl compounds in indoor air and test chamber air – Active sampling method (ISO 16000-3:2011). Beuth, Berlin 2013