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Significance and Use
Most spectrochemical instruments employed for analyzing steel and iron require a solid specimen with a flat surface large enough for analytical excitation and measurement procedures. This practice describes a procedure for converting unusual types of steel and iron samples to satisfactory spectrochemical specimens.
1.1 This practice describes the preparation of disk specimens of steel and iron by melting chunks, chips, drillings, turnings, wire, or powder briquets with an electric arc in an argon atmosphere. Solidification of the specimen takes place in the crucible in an argon atmosphere. The disk obtained is suitable for quantitative spectrochemical analysis.
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 limitations prior to use. Specific warning statements are given in 6.2.1, Section 8, and 10.1.2.1.
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
E876 Practice for Use of Statistics in the Evaluation of Spectrometric Data
ICS Number Code 77.040.30 (Chemical analysis of metals)
UNSPSC Code 11101704(Steel); 41115403(Spectrometers)