ASTM E1473 - 09

    Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Nickel, Cobalt, and High-Temperature Alloys

    Active Standard ASTM E1473 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05


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    Significance and Use

    These test methods for the chemical analysis of metals and alloys are primarily intended as referee methods to test such materials for compliance with compositional specifications, particularly those under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee B02 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys. It is assumed that all who use these test methods 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 under appropriate quality control practices such as those described in Guide E 882.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods describe the chemical analysis of nickel, cobalt, and high-temperature alloys having chemical compositions within the following limits:

    ElementConcentration Range, %
    Aluminum0.005 to 7.00
    Beryllium0.001 to 0.05
    Boron0.001 to 1.00
    Calcium0.002 to 0.05
    Carbon0.001 to 1.10
    Chromium0.10 to 33.00
    Cobalt0.10 to 75.00
    Copper0.01 to 35.00
    Iron0.01 to 50.00
    Lead0.001 to 0.01
    Magnesium0.001 to 0.05
    Manganese0.01 to 3.0
    Molybdenum0.01 to 30.0
    Niobium (Columbium)0.01 to 6.0
    Nickel0.10 to 98.0
    Nitrogen0.001 to 0.20
    Phosphorus0.002 to 0.08
    Sulfur0.002 to 0.10
    Silicon0.01 to 5.00
    Tantalum0.005 to 1.00
    Tin0.002 to 0.10
    Titanium0.01 to 5.00
    Tungsten0.01 to 18.00
    Vanadium0.01 to 3.25
    Zinc0.001 to 0.01
    Zirconium0.01 to 2.50

    1.2 The test methods in this standard are contained in the sections indicated as follows:

    Sections
    Aluminum, Total by the 8-Quinolinol Gravimetric Method
    (0.20 % to 7.00 %)
    62 to 69
    Chromium by the Atomic Absorption Method
    (0.018 % to 1.00 %)
    100 to 109
    Chromium by the Peroxydisulfate OxidationTitration Method
    (0.10 % to 33.00 %)
    110 to 118
    Cobalt by the Ion-Exchange-Potentiometric Titration Method
    (2 % to 75 %)
    34 to 41
    Cobalt by the Nitroso-R-Salt Photometric Method
    (0.10 % to 5.0 %)
    42 to 51
    Copper by Neocuproine Photometric Method (0.010 % to 10.00 %) 52 to 61
    Iron by the Silver Reduction Titrimetric Method
    (1.0 % to 50.0 %)
    127 to 134
    Manganese by the Metaperiodate Photometric Method (0.05 % to
    2.00 %)
    8 to 17
    Molybdenum by the Ion Exchange8-Hydroxyquinoline
    Gravimetric Method (1.5 % to 30 %)
    119 to 126
    Molybdenum by the Photometric Method
    (0.01 % to 1.50 %)
    88 to 99
    Nickel by the Dimethylglyoxime Gravimetric Method
    (0.1 % to 84.0 %)
    70 to 77
    Niobium by the Ion ExchangeCupferron Gravimetric Method
    (0.5 % to 6.0 %)
    135 to 142
    Silicon by the Gravimetric Method (0.05 % to 5.00 %) 27 to 33
    Sulfur by the Combustion-Iodate Titration Method
    (0.006 % to 0.1 %)
    18 to 26
    Tantalum by the Ion ExchangePyrogallol Spectrophotometric
    Method (0.03 % to 1.0 %)
    143 to 151
    Tin by the Solvent Extraction-Atomic Absorption Method
    (0.002 % to 0.10 %)
    78 to 87

    1.3 Methods for the determination of several elements not included in these test methods can be found in Test Methods E 30, E 76, and E 1019.

    1.4 Some of the concentration ranges given in 1.1 are too broad to be covered by a single method, and therefore, these test methods contain multiple methods for some elements. The user must select the proper test method by matching the information given in the scope and interference sections of each test method with the composition of the alloy to be analyzed.

    1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. In some cases, exceptions allowed in Practice E 380 are also used.

    1.6 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 hazard statements are given in Section 7 and in 13.4, 29.1, 66.3, 123.5, 124.14, 139.4, 139.5, 147.5, and 147.6.

    8.1 This test method covers the determination of manganese in concentrations from 0.05 % to 2.00 %.

    18.1 This test method covers the determination of sulfur in concentrations from 0.006 % to 0.1 %.

    27.1 This test method covers the determination of silicon in concentrations from 0.05 % to 5.00 % in alloys containing not more than 0.1 % boron.

    34.1 This test method covers the determination of cobalt in concentrations from 2 % to 75 %.

    42.1 This test method covers the determination of cobalt in concentrations from 0.10 % to 5.0 %.

    52.1 This test method covers the determination of copper in concentrations from 0.010 % to 1.50 %.

    62.1 This test method covers the determination of total aluminum in concentrations from 0.20 % to 7.00 %.

    70.1 This test method covers the determination of nickel in concentrations from 0.1 % to 84.0 %.

    78.1 This test method covers the determination of tin in the range from 0.002 % to 0.10 %.

    88.1 This test method covers the determination of molybdenum in concentrations from 0.01 % to 1.50 %.

    100.1 This test method covers the determination of chromium in concentrations from 0.018 % to 1.00 %.

    110.1 This test method covers the determination of chromium in concentrations from 0.10 % to 33.00 %.

    119.1 This test method covers the determination of molybdenum in concentrations from 1.5 % to 30 %.

    127.1 This test method covers the determination of iron in concentrations from 1.0 % to 50.0 %.

    135.1 This test method covers the determination of niobium (columbium) in concentrations from 0.5 % to 6.0 %.

    143.1 This test method covers the determination of tantalum in concentrations from 0.03 % to 1.0 %.


    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

    E30 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Steel, Cast Iron, Open-Hearth Iron, and Wrought Iron

    E50 Practices for Apparatus, Reagents, and Safety Considerations for Chemical Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E60 Practice for Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials by Spectrophotometry

    E76 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Nickel-Copper Alloys

    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

    E350 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Carbon Steel, Low-Alloy Steel, Silicon Electrical Steel, Ingot Iron, and Wrought Iron

    E351 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Cast Iron--All Types

    E352 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Tool Steels and Other Similar Medium- and High-Alloy Steels

    E353 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Stainless, Heat-Resisting, Maraging, and Other Similar Chromium-Nickel-Iron Alloys

    E354 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of High-Temperature, Electrical, Magnetic, and Other Similar Iron, Nickel, and Cobalt Alloys

    E882 Guide for Accountability and Quality Control in the Chemical Analysis Laboratory

    E1019 Test Methods for Determination of Carbon, Sulfur, Nitrogen, and Oxygen in Steel, Iron, Nickel, and Cobalt Alloys by Various Combustion and Fusion Techniques


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101706(Nickel); 12141710(Cobalt Co)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E1473-09

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E1473-09, Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Nickel, Cobalt, and High-Temperature Alloys, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.org

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