ASTM A604-93(2003)

    Standard Test Method for Macroetch Testing of Consumable Electrode Remelted Steel Bars and Billets

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers testing and inspection and is applicable to bars, billets, and blooms of carbon, alloy, and stainless steel which have been consumable electrode remelted.

    1.2 For the purpose of this test method, the consumable electrode remelting process is defined as a steel refining method wherein single or multiple electrodes are remelted into a crucible producing an ingot which is superior to the original electrode by virtue of improved cleanliness or lower gas content or reduced chemical or nonmetallic segregation. See Appendix X1 and Appendix X2 for descriptions of applicable remelting processes.

    1.3 This test method and the accompanying comparison macrographs are generally applicable to steel bar and billet sizes up to 225 in.2 in transverse cross section.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.5 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.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.60 (Steel bars and rods)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31132100(Steel forgings); 30263600(Carbon steel bars)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0604-93R03

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