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Below is a short list of documents on good measurement practice, with links to websites from where the documents may be obtained (click on the Title entry).

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Standard practice for temperature calibration of differential scanning calorimeters and differential thermal analysers written standard ASTM E 967

The ASTM E 967 guide describes how to calibrate for temperature measurement with DTA and DSC equipment. There is also a list of the reference materials to be used for the temperature calibration.
Thermal analysis for composites and adhesives book NPL guide GPG 62

Five thermal analysis techniques (DSC, MDSC, DMA, DEA and DTUL) with recommended procedures and measurement issues are covered. Precision statements are presented for determination of glass transition temperature based on inter-laboratory testing for DSC, MDSC and DMA.
Standard Method for Enthalpy Measurement. Validation of Differential Scanning Calorimeters written standard ASTM E2253-03

This standard has procedures for validating enthalpy measurements with differential scanning calorimeters (DSCs) and analytical methods based on measurement of enthalpy or heat by DSC.
General Combustion Standard practice (Bomb calorimeter) written standard ASTM E144-94

This standard has procedures for validating enthalpy measurements with differential scanning calorimeters (DSCs) and analytical methods based on measurement of enthalpy or heat by DSC.
Standard Practice for Full-Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimetry Fire Tests written standard ASTM E2067-02

This document deals with methods to construct, calibrate, and use full-scale oxygen consumption calorimeters to help minimise test result discrepancies between laboratories.
DSC calibration written standard ASTM E968-02

This document covers the heat flow calibration of differential scanning calorimeters over the temperature range from - 130C to 800C.
Compositional Analysis by Thermogravimetry written standard ASTM E1131-03

This test method provides a general thermogravimetric technique to determine the amount of highly volatile matter, medium volatile matter, combustible material and ash content of compounds.
Temperature Calibration of Thermomechanical Analysers written standard ASTM E1363-03

This test method describes the temperature calibration of thermomechanical analysers from -50 to 1100C.
Glass Transition Temperature by Thermomechanical Analysis written standard ASTM E1545-00

This test method covers procedures for the assignment of the glass transition temperature of materials on heating using thermomechanical measurements under prescribed experimental conditions.
Calibration of Temperature Scale for Thermo- gravimetry written standard ASTM E1582-00

This practice covers the temperature calibration of thermogravimetric analysers over the temperature range from 25 to 1500C.
Glass Transition Temperature By Dynamic Mechanical Analysis written standard ASTM E1640-04

This test method covers the assignment of a glass transition temperature (Tg) to materials using dynamic mechanical analysers.
Temperature Calibration of Dynamic Mechanical Analysers written standard ASTM E1867-01

This test method covers methods for the temperature calibration of dynamic mechanical analysers (DMA) from -150 to 500C.
Temperature Calibration of Dielectric Analysers written standard ASTM E2038-99

This test method covers the temperature calibration of dielectric analysers over the temperature range from -100 to 300C.
Determining and Reporting Dynamic Dielectric Properties written standard ASTM E2039-04

This test method describes the gathering and reporting of dynamic dielectric data.
Temperature Calibration on Cooling of Differential Scanning Calorimeters written standard ASTM E2069-00

This test method covers the temperature calibration of differential scanning calorimeters on cooling.
DSC apparatus written standard ASTM E1953-02

This practice covers generic descriptions of apparatus used for thermal analysis measurements and its purpose is to achieve uniformity in description of thermal analysis instrumentation throughout standard test methods.
Validation - Enthalpy (DSC) written standard ASTM E2253-03

This standard provides procedures for validating enthalpic measurements of differential scanning calorimeters (DSC) and analytical methods based upon the measurement of enthalpy or heat by DSC.
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