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1.1 This test method covers the determination of density for powder metallurgy (P/M) materials containing less than two percent porosity and for cemented carbides. This test method is based on the water displacement method.Note 1-A test specimen that gains mass when immersed in water indicates the specimen contains surface-connected porosity. Unsealed surface porosity will absorb water and cause density values higher than the true value. This test method is not applicable if this problem occurs.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B243 Terminology of Powder Metallurgy
SI10 American National Standard for Use of the International System of Units (SI): The Modern Metric System
ISO Standard3369 Impermeable Sintered Metal Materials and Hardmetals--Determination of Density Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.