ASTM E1917 - 13

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Phosphorus in Nickel, Ferronickel, and Nickel Alloys by Phosphovanadomolybdate Spectrophotometry

    Active Standard ASTM E1917 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method is used for the determination of phosphorus in nickel, ferronickel, and nickel alloy samples by molecular absorption spectrometry to check compliance with compositional specifications. It is assumed that all who use the procedure will be trained analysts capable of performing common laboratory procedures skillfully and safely. It is expected that the work will be performed in a properly equipped laboratory and that proper waste disposal procedures will be followed. Appropriate quality control practices must be followed, such as those described in Guide E882.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of phosphorus in nickel, ferronickel, and nickel alloys in the range 0.0007 % to 0.05 %.

    1.2 Arsenic, chromium, hafnium, niobium, silicon, tantalum, titanium, and tungsten interfere, but the interference can be avoided by complexation or volatilization (for chromium). The lowest phosphorus content (0.0007 %) can be reached only in samples with low contents of interfering elements.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    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. For specific hazards associated with the use of this test method see Practices E50. Refer to specific warning notes given throughout this test method.


    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

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

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

    ISO Standards

    ISO 11400:1992(E) Nickel, Ferronickel, and Nickel Alloys--Determination of Phosphorus Content--Phosphovanadomolybdate Molecular Absorption Spectrometric Method

    ISO 5725:1986 Precision of Test Methods--Determination of Repeatability and Reproducibility for a Standard Test Method by Inter-laboratory Tests


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.120.40 (Nickel, chromium and their alloys)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101706(Nickel); 41115403(Spectrometers)


    DOI: 10.1520/E1917

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