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    ASTM B329 - 14

    Standard Test Method for Apparent Density of Metal Powders and Compounds Using the Scott Volumeter

    Active Standard ASTM B329 | Developed by Subcommittee: B09.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.05


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This test method covers the evaluation of the apparent density physical characteristic of powders. The degree of correlation between the results of this test and the quality of powders in use will vary with each particular application and has not been fully determined.

    4.2 The apparent density measured via this test method is often referred to as the “Scott Density.”

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers determination of the apparent density of metal powders and related compounds using the Scott Volumeter, also known as the Paint Pigment Volumeter.

    1.2 With the exception of the values for density and the mass used to determine density, for which the use of the gram per cubic centimetre (g/cm3) and gram (g) units is the longstanding industry practice, the values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the 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.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.160 (Powder metallurgy)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41113033(Volumeters)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0329-14

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B329-14, Standard Test Method for Apparent Density of Metal Powders and Compounds Using the Scott Volumeter, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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