ASTM E607-02

    Standard Test Method for Atomic Emission Spectrometric Analysis Aluminum Alloys by the Point to Plane Technique Nitrogen Atmosphere

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM E607-02 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.04


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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    This test method covers the spectrochemical analysis of aluminum and aluminum alloys.

    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee E01 on Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores and Related Materials, this test method was withdrawn in May 2011.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the spectrochemical analysis of aluminum and aluminum alloys for the following elements in the concentration ranges indicated:

    ElementConcentration Range, %
    Silicon0.001 to 23.0
    Copper0.001 to 20.0
    Magnesium0.001 to 11.0
    Zinc0.001 to 10.0
    Tin0.001 to 7.5
    Nickel0.001 to 4.0
    Iron0.001 to 3.0
    Lithium0.0001 to 3.0
    Cobalt0.001 to 2.0
    Manganese0.001 to 2.0
    Chromium0.001 to 1.0
    Silver0.001 to 1.0
    Zirconium0.001 to 1.0
    Lead0.002 to 0.7
    Bismuth0.001 to 0.7
    Cadmium0.001 to 0.5
    Titanium0.001 to 0.5
    Beryllium0.0001 to 0.5
    Vanadium0.001 to 0.15
    Calcium0.001 to 0.05
    Gallium0.001 to 0.05
    Boron0.0001 to 0.05
    Sodium0.0001 to 0.05

    1.2 The test method is applicable primarily to the control analysis of chill-cast samples. Other forms may be analyzed, provided that (1) they are sufficiently massive to prevent undue heating; (2) they permit machining flat surfaces having a minimum dimension of approximately 30 by 30 mm (1.2 in. by 1.2 in.); and (3) reference materials of similar metallurgical condition and chemical composition are available.

    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

    E130 Practice for Designation of Shapes and Sizes of Graphite Electrodes

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

    E158 Practice for Fundamental Calculations to Convert Intensities into Concentrations in Optical Emission Spectrochemical Analysis

    E172 Practice for Describing and Specifying the Excitation Source in Emission Spectrochemical Analysis

    E227 Test Method for Optical Emission Spectrometric Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by the Point-to-Plane Technique

    E305 Practice for Establishing and Controlling Spectrochemical Analytical Curves

    E406 Practice for Using Controlled Atmospheres in Spectrochemical Analysis

    E716 Practices for Sampling Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys for Spectrochemical Analysis

    E876 Practice for Use of Statistics in the Evaluation of Spectrometric Data

    DOI: 10.1520/E0607-02

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