ASTM E1941 - 10

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Carbon in Refractory and Reactive Metals and Their Alloys by Combustion Analysis

    Active Standard ASTM E1941 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is intended to test for compliance with compositional specifications. It is assumed that all who use this method 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.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method applies to the determination of carbon in refractory and reactive metals and their alloys in quantities from 20 μg to 500 μg. This corresponds to mass fractions ranging from 0.004 wt % to 0.100 wt % for a 0.5 g sample (see Note 1).

    Note 1—Actual quantitative range might vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and according to sample mass. Samples of higher mass may allow for proportionally lower detection limits provided complete combustion of the sample is assured.

    1.2 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 precautionary statements are given in Section 9.


    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

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.50 (Physicochemical methods of analysis)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E1941-10

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