ASTM E50 - 11

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

    Active Standard ASTM E50 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.20

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05


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    Significance and Use

    The inclusion of the following paragraph, or a suitable equivalent, in any standard (preferably after the section on Scope) is due notification that the apparatus and reagents required in that standard are subject to the recommendations set forth in these practices.

    Apparatus and ReagentsApparatus and reagents required for each determination are listed in separate sections preceding the procedure. The apparatus, standard solutions, and certain other reagents used in more than one procedure are referred to by number and shall conform to the requirements prescribed in ASTM Practices E 50, for Apparatus, Reagents, and Safety Considerations for Chemical Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials.

    It is assumed that the users of these practices 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.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These practices cover laboratory apparatus and reagents that are required for the chemical analysis of metals, ores and related materials by standard methods of ASTM. Detailed descriptions of recommended apparatus and detailed instructions for the preparation of standard solutions and certain nonstandardized reagents will be found listed or specified in the individual methods of analysis. Included here are general recommendations on the purity of reagents and protective measures for the use of hazardous reagents.

    1.2 These recommendations are intended to apply to the ASTM methods of chemical analysis of metals when definite reference is made to these practices, as covered in Section 4.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered 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 whoever uses this standard to consult and establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific hazards are given in Section 8.

    Note 1—The use of the verb shall (with its obligatory third person meaning) in this standard has been confined to those aspects of laboratory safety where regulatory requirements are known to exist. Such regulations, however, are beyond the scope of these practices.


    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

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers

    E77 Test Method for Inspection and Verification of Thermometers

    E100 Specification for ASTM Hydrometers

    E126 Test Method for Inspection, Calibration, and Verification of ASTM Hydrometers

    E287 Specification for Laboratory Glass Graduated Burets

    E288 Specification for Laboratory Glass Volumetric Flasks

    E438 Specification for Glasses in Laboratory Apparatus

    E542 Practice for Calibration of Laboratory Volumetric Apparatus

    E694 Specification for Laboratory Glass Volumetric Apparatus

    E969 Specification for Glass Volumetric (Transfer) Pipets

    E1044 Specification for Glass Serological Pipets (General Purpose and Kahn)

    E1621 Guide for X-Ray Emission Spectrometric Analysis


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.040.30 (Chemical analysis of metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11100000(Minerals and ores and metals)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E0050-11

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E50-11, Standard Practices for Apparatus, Reagents, and Safety Considerations for Chemical Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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