ASTM B822-02

    Standard Test Method for Particle Size Distribution of Metal Powders and Related Compounds by Light Scattering


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the particle size distribution by light scattering, reported as volume percent, of particulate materials including metals and compounds.

    1.2 This test method applies to analyses with both aqueous and nonaqueous dispersions. In addition, analysis can be performed with a gaseous dispersion for materials that are hygroscopic or react with a liquid carrier.

    1.3 This test method is applicable to the measurement of particulate materials in the range of 0.4 to 2000 m, or a subset of that range, as applicable to the particle size distribution being measured.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

    1.5 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

    B215 Practices for Sampling Metal Powders

    B243 Terminology of Powder Metallurgy

    B821 Guide for Liquid Dispersion of Metal Powders and Related Compounds for Particle Size Analysis

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method

    E1617 Practice for Reporting Particle Size Characterization Data

    ISO Standard

    ISO13320-1 Particle Size AnalysisLaser Diffraction MethodsPart 1: General Principles


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.300 (Protection against dangerous goods)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/B0822-02

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    ASTM B822-02, Standard Test Method for Particle Size Distribution of Metal Powders and Related Compounds by Light Scattering, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.org

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