ASTM B527 - 14

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Tap Density of Metal Powders and Compounds

    Active Standard ASTM B527 | 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 tap density physical characteristic of metal powders and related 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. Scope

    1.1 This test method specifies a method for the determination of tap density (packed density) of metal powders and compounds, that is, the density of a powder that has been tapped, to settle contents, in a container under specified conditions.

    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 long-standing industry practice, the values in SI units are to be regarded as 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.


    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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.160 (Powder metallurgy)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31133700(Powdered metals and metal alloys)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0527-14

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