ASTM C1494 - 13

    Standard Test Methods for Determination of Mass Fraction of Carbon, Nitrogen, and Oxygen in Silicon Nitride Powder

    Active Standard ASTM C1494 | Developed by Subcommittee: C28.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.01

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    Significance and Use

    3.1 These test methods are for the chemical analysis of mass fraction of carbon, nitrogen and oxygen in silicon nitride powder. They are used in research, development, production, acceptance, and quality control of silicon nitride powders used to produce ceramic components with silicon nitride content.

    3.2 It is assumed that all who use these test methods will be trained analysts, capable of performing common laboratory procedures skillfully and safely. It is expected that work will be performed in a properly equipped laboratory.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the determination of mass fraction % of carbon, nitrogen and oxygen in silicon nitride powder having chemical compositions within the following limits:


    Mass Fraction % Range




    0.05 to 5.0


    30 to 45


    0.1 to 1.5

    1.2 Two test methods appear in this standard.

    1.2.1 Total Carbon by the Direct Combustion-Infrared Measurement Method.

    1.2.2 Nitrogen by the Inert Gas Fusion-Thermal Conductivity Measurement Method and Oxygen by the Inert Gas Fusion-Infrared Measurement Method.

    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. Specific hazard statements are given in Section 6.

    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

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E50 Practices for Apparatus, Reagents, and Safety Considerations for Chemical Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E1019 Test Methods for Determination of Carbon, Sulfur, Nitrogen, and Oxygen in Steel, Iron, Nickel, and Cobalt Alloys by Various Combustion and Fusion Techniques

    E1806 Practice for Sampling Steel and Iron for Determination of Chemical Composition

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.100.10 (Materials for aluminium production)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code

    DOI: 10.1520/C1494

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