ASTM E1277 - 14

    Standard Test Method for Analysis of Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloys by ICP Emission Spectrometry

    Active Standard ASTM E1277 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method for the chemical analysis of metals and alloys is primarily intended to test such materials for compliance with compositional specifications. It is assumed that all those who use this test method 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 This test method covers the chemical analysis of zinc alloys having chemical compositions within the following limits:

     Element

    Composition Range, %

      Aluminum

      3.0–8.0

      Antimony

      0.002 max

      Cadmium

      0.025 max

      Cerium

      0.03–0.10

      Copper

      0.10 max

      Iron

      0.10 max

      Lanthanum

      0.03–0.10

      Lead

      0.026 max

      Magnesium

      0.05 max

      Silicon

      0.015 max

      Tin

      0.002 max

      Titanium

      0.02 max

      Zirconium

      0.02 max

    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 Included are procedures for elements in the following composition ranges:

     Element

    Composition Range, %

      Aluminum

      3.0–8.0

      Cadmium

      0.0016–0.025

      Cerium

      0.005–0.10

      Iron

      0.0015–0.10

      Lanthanum

      0.009–0.10

      Lead

      0.002–0.026

    1.4 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 safety hazards statements are given in Section 8, 11.2, and 13.1.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    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

    E55 Practice for Sampling Wrought Nonferrous Metals and Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition

    E88 Practice for Sampling Nonferrous Metals and Alloys in Cast Form for Determination of Chemical Composition

    E135 Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E173 Practice for Conducting Interlaboratory Studies of Methods for Chemical Analysis of Metals

    E876 Practice for Use of Statistics in the Evaluation of Spectrometric Data

    E1601 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Evaluate the Performance of an Analytical Method

    NIST Standard Reference Materials

    SRM728 Zinc, Intermediate Purity


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.040.30 (Chemical analysis of metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41115411(Inductively coupled plasma ICP spectrometers)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E1277-14

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E1277-14, Standard Test Method for Analysis of Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloys by ICP Emission Spectrometry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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