EPA 24

Liquid Test Sample

Applied Technical Services offers EPA 24 Testing utlizing multiple applicable methods allowed by the EPA 24 method. Such methods include Total Solids, Moisture Content, and Density. Supporting testing is avilable by GC-MS (Gas-Chromatography Mass-Spectrometry) to identify the individual VOC species.

Brief Background About the Testing Method

The method was established in 1984, when the Environmental Protection Agency recognized the need for a uniform standard. This standard mainly focuses on volatile matter in products like paint, varnish, lacquer, adhesives, and other surface coatings.

Regarding Our Chemists and Lab Experts:

ATS’ chemists, technicians, and engineers are experienced professionals who are committed to quality assurance by taking pride in accurate testing, detailed reporting and quick turn-arounds. Familiar with many industry regulations, our experts perform VOC testing on a daily basis in accordance to many applicable standards.

ATS Labs

ATS Labs meet the most stringent industry requirements, including ISO 9001 certification.

What determinations are made in EPA Method 24 Testing:
  • Volatile Matter Content
  • Total Water Content
  • Density
  • Total Solids Content
  • Total Content Without Water
  • Material VOC
Product Materials Tested:
  • Paint
  • Varnish
  • Lacquer
  • Other Surface Coatings
ASTM and EPA Method 24 Testing

EPA 24 specifies multiple ASTM methods as required and acceptable processes in analyzing the following:

  • Coatings
  • Paints
  • Adhesives
  • Fragrances
  • Unknown Liquids

Optimally, testing requires 200–300 mLs of sample. We are able to handle finished products or raw materials, materials that have special curing requirements can be adapted to the method. Testing the final product is typically encouraged, because the actual values may be different from the theoretical or calculated quantities when effected by all of the product's ingredients.

ASTM Standard References
  • ASTM D 1475-60, 80, 90
  • ASTM D 2369-81, 87, 90, 92, 93 or 95
  • ASTM D 3792- or 91
  • ASTM D 4017-81, 90 or 96a
  • ASTM 4457-85
  • ASTM D 5403-93

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