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1.1 This test method covers a metallographic procedure for determining the percentage of alloyed or unalloyed iron contamination present in powder forged low-alloy steel parts and the percentage of alloyed iron contamination in powder-forged iron and carbon steel parts.
1.2 Property values stated in SI units are the standard. Conversion factors to inch-pound units may be approximate.
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
E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
ICS Number Code 77.160 (Powder metallurgy)