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Standard Practice for Preparation of Disk Specimens of Steel and Iron for Spectrochemical Analysis by Remelting

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Standard Practice for Preparation of Disk Specimens of Steel and Iron by Remelting for Spectrochemical Analysis


1.1 This practice describes the preparation of disk specimens of steel and iron by melting chunks, chips, drillings, turnings, wire, or powder briquets with an electric arc in an argon atmosphere. Solidification of the specimen takes place in the crucible in an argon atmosphere. The disk obtained is suitable for quantitative spectrochemical analysis.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.3 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. Specific warning statements are given in 6.2.1, Section 8, and

Significance and Use

Most spectrochemical instruments employed for analyzing steel and iron require a solid specimen with a flat surface large enough for analytical excitation and measurement procedures. This practice describes a procedure for converting unusual types of steel and iron samples to satisfactory spectrochemical specimens.


disk specimen; iron; remelt; spectrochemical analysis; steel; Argon atmospheres; Chips; Crucibles; Disk specimens; Drillings; Electrical arcs; Furnaces; Iron; Melting furnace; Optical emission spectrometry (OES); Powder briquettes; Remelted metals; Solid phase materials; Specimen preparation (for testing)--spectrochemical analysis; Spectral data--metals/alloys; Spectrochemical analysis; Spectrochemical analysis--steel; Turnings; ICS Number Code 77.040.30 (Chemical analysis of metals)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

03.05 (Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials: E 32 - latest)

To find similar documents by classification:

77.040.30 (Chemical analysis of metals Chemical analysis in general, see 71.040.40 Chemical analysis of ferrous metals, see 77.080 Chemical analysis of ferroalloys, see 77.100 Chemical analysis of non-ferrous metals, see 77.120 Chemical analysis of sintered metals and hard metals, see 77.160)

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Oct. 1, 2009

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