ASTM E1277 - 08

    Standard Test Method for Chemical 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

    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:

    ElementConcentration Range, %
    Aluminum 3.08.0
    Antimony 0.002 max
    Cadmium 0.025 max
    Cerium 0.030.10
    Copper 0.10 max
    Iron 0.10 max
    Lanthanum 0.030.10
    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 Included are procedures for elements in the following concentration ranges:

    ElementConcentration Range, %
    Aluminum 3.08.0
    Cadmium 0.00160.025
    Cerium 0.0050.10
    Iron 0.00150.10
    Lanthanum 0.0090.10
    Lead 0.0020.026

    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 safety hazards statements are given in Section 8, 12.2, and 14.1.


    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/E1277-08

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E1277-08, Standard Test Method for Chemical Analysis of Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloys by ICP Emission Spectrometry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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