ASTM C1039 - 85(2010)e1

    Standard Test Methods for Apparent Porosity, Apparent Specific Gravity, and Bulk Density of Graphite Electrodes

    Active Standard ASTM C1039 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.F0

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.05


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    Significance and Use

    The results of these test methods can be used as a quality control or quality assurance check of electrodes either during their manufacture or at the user's location. The results of these methods tend to be operator-sensitive, therefore, care must be taken in the execution of the test in order to obtain reproducible results.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the determination of apparent porosity, apparent specific gravity, and bulk density of cores taken from graphite electrodes manufactured for use in electric arc furnaces. (See also C559 and C838.)

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address 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

    C559 Test Method for Bulk Density by Physical Measurements of Manufactured Carbon and Graphite Articles

    C783 Practice for Core Sampling of Graphite Electrodes

    C838 Test Method for Bulk Density of As-Manufactured Carbon and Graphite Shapes


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.100.99 (Other products of the chemical industry)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/C1039-85R10E01

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