1.1 This test method describes the analysis of Titanium and its alloys by atomic emission spectrometry. The titanium specimen to be analyzed may be in the form of a disk, casting, foil, sheet, plate, extrusion or some other wrought form or shape. 1.2 This test method is suitable primarily for the analysis of titanium and titanium alloys provided that: (1) they are sufficiently massive to prevent undue heating, (2) they allow machining to provide a clean, flat surface, which creates a seal between the specimen and the spark stand, and (3) reference materials of a similar metallurgical condition and chemical composition are available.
Currently, there is not a standard to test titanium by spark atomic emission. Standards exist for testing titanium by x-ray and ICP. Spark atomic emission is also a common means to analyze metals.
20.1 titanium; titanium alloys; atomic emission spectrometry
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Citing ASTM Standards
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