ASTM E2014 - 11

    Standard Guide on Metallographic Laboratory Safety

    Active Standard ASTM E2014 | Developed by Subcommittee: E04.17

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.01


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers the outline of the basic safety guidelines to be used in a metallographic laboratory. Safe working habits are discussed for various tasks performed in a metallographic laboratory.

    1.2 The sections appear in the following order:

    This guide 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

    E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens

    E7 Terminology Relating to Metallography

    E340 Test Method for Macroetching Metals and Alloys

    E407 Practice for Microetching Metals and Alloys

    E883 Guide for Reflected-Light Photomicrography

    E1180 Practice for Preparing Sulfur Prints for Macrostructural Evaluation

    E1558 Guide for Electrolytic Polishing of Metallographic Specimens


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.20 (Laboratory ware and related apparatus)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E2014-11

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E2014-11, Standard Guide on Metallographic Laboratory Safety, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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