ASTM B329 - 06(2012)

    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 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.

    ASTM Standards

    B215 Practices for Sampling Metal Powders

    B243 Terminology of Powder Metallurgy

    B873 Test Method for Measuring Volume of Apparent Density Cup Used in Test Methods B 212, B 329, and B 417


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.160 (Powder metallurgy)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41113033(Volumeters)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0329-06R12

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