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Significance and Use
The term reference as employed in this practice implies that both the glass and the metal of the reference glass-metal seal will be a standard reference material such as those supplied for other physical tests by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or a secondary reference material whose sealing characteristics have been determined by seals to a standard reference material (see NIST Special Publication 260). Until standard reference materials for seals are established by the NIST, secondary reference materials may be agreed upon between producer and user.
1.1 This practice covers procedures for preparing and testing reference glass-to-metal bead-seals for determining the magnitude of thermal expansion (or contraction) mismatch between the glass and metal. Tests are in accordance with method F218 (2).
1.2 This practice applies to all glass-metal combinations, established or experimental, particularly those intended for electronic components.
1.3 The practical limit of the test in devising mismatch is approximately 300 ppm, above which the glass is likely to fracture.
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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F15 Specification for Iron-Nickel-Cobalt Sealing Alloy
F30 Specification for Iron-Nickel Sealing Alloys
F31 Specification for 42a??% Nickel-6a??% Chromium-Iron Sealing Alloy
F79 Specification for Type 101 Sealing Glass
F105 Specification for Type 58 Borosilicate Sealing Glass
F218 Test Method for Measuring Optical Retardation and Analyzing Stress in Glass
F256 Specification for Chromium-Iron Sealing Alloys with 18 or 28 Percent Chromium
ICS Number Code 29.080.20 (Bushings)