ASTM E1852 - 13

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Low Levels of Antimony in Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

    Active Standard ASTM E1852 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method is utilized for the determination of trace levels of antimony in carbon and low-alloy steel. It is assumed that the procedure will be performed by trained analysts capable of performing common laboratory practices skillfully and safely. It is expected that the work will be performed in a properly equipped laboratory and proper waste disposal procedures will be followed.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of antimony in carbon and low-alloy steel in the 0.0005 % through 0.010 % range.

    1.2 If this test method is used to test materials having contents less than 0.001 % antimony, users of different laboratories will experience more than the usual 5 % risk that their results will differ by more than 50 % relative error.

    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.


    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

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

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

    E1184 Practice for Determination of Elements by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

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

    E1770 Practice for Optimization of Electrothermal Atomic Absorption Spectrometric Equipment

    E1806 Practice for Sampling Steel and Iron for Determination of Chemical Composition

    ISO Standards

    ISO10698 Steel--Determination of Antimony Content--Electrothermal Atomic Absorption Spectrometric Method

    ISO5725 Precision of Test Methods--Determination of Repeatability and Reproducibility for a Standard Test Method by Inter-Laboratory Tests


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101704(Steel); 41115407(Atomic absorption AA spectrometers)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E1852

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E1852-13, Standard Test Method for Determination of Low Levels of Antimony in Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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