ASTM D6120 - 97(2012)

    Standard Test Method for Electrical Resistivity of Anode and Cathode Carbon Material at Room Temperature

    Active Standard ASTM D6120 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The electrical resistivity of anode and cathode carbon material is important for efficient aluminum cell operation. It is a quality parameter that determines the suitability of an anode/cathode for operation in an aluminum cell.

    5.2 The electrical resistivity may be selected as a requirement in a customer specification.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the electrical resistivity at room temperature of solid cylindrical specimens cored from commercial sized carbon anodes and cathodes. This test method also applies to samples from carbon blocks prepared in a laboratory.

    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 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 limitation prior to use. For specific warning information, see 8.2.3.


    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

    C611 Test Method for Electrical Resistivity of Manufactured Carbon and Graphite Articles at Room Temperature

    D5502 Test Method for Apparent Density by Physical Measurements of Manufactured Anode and Cathode Carbon Used by the Aluminum Industry


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.220.20 (Measurement of electrical and magnetic quantities); 71.060.10 (Chemical elements)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D6120-97R12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D6120-97(2012), Standard Test Method for Electrical Resistivity of Anode and Cathode Carbon Material at Room Temperature, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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