Significance and Use
This test method covers the evaluation of the tapped density physical characteristic of metallic powders and compounds. The degree of correlation between the results of this test method and the quality of powders in use will vary with each particular application and has not been fully determined.
1.1 This test method specifies a method for the determination of tap density (packed density) of metallic powders and compounds, that is, the density of a powder that has been tapped, to settle contents, in a container under specified conditions.
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.
B215 Practices for Sampling Metal Powders
apparent density; bulk density; density; density ratio; metal powders; packed density; powder metallurgy; tap density;
ICS Number Code 77.160 (Powder metallurgy)
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