1.1 This practice covers evaluation of an optical emission vacuum spectrometer to analyze carbon and low-alloy steels. It covers instruments used for the analysis of solid samples taken from molten metal for production control or from products to confirm the composition. Both pre-installation and post-installation precision and accuracy are included in the evaluation.
1.2 While are specific for plain carbon and low-alloy steel, they could be supplemented by similar tables for other materials.
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.
E135 Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials
E305 Practice for Establishing and Controlling Atomic Emission Spectrochemical Analytical Curves
E406 Practice for Using Controlled Atmospheres in Spectrochemical Analysis
E528 Practice for Grounding Basic Optical Emission Spectrochemical Equipment
E876 Practice for Use of Statistics in the Evaluation of Spectrometric Data
carbon steel; low-alloy steel; optical emission; vacuum spectrometer;
ICS Number Code 77.040.30 (Chemical analysis of metals)
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