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This specification covers unalloyed and alloyed tantalum ingots prepared by vacuum-arc melting, electron-beam melting, or powder-metallurgy consolidation to produce consolidated metal for processing to various mill shapes. The materials covered by this specification are classified according to types: R05200; R05400; R05255; R05252; and R05240. The ingot metal for types R05200, R05255, R05252, and R05240 may be prepared by vacuum-arc melting, electron beam furnace melting, or a combination of these two methods. The metal for type R05400 is defined as powder-metallurgy consolidation unalloyed tantalum. The material shall conform to the chemical composition requirements for carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, niobium, iron, titanium, tungsten, molybdenum, silicon, nickel, and tantalum.
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For the purpose of determining compliance with the specified limit for requirements of the properties listed in the tables, an observed value or a calculated value shall be rounded as indicated in accordance with the rounding method of Practice E 29
1.1 This specification covers unalloyed and alloyed tantalum ingots prepared by vacuum-arc melting, electron-beam melting, or powder-metallurgy consolidation to produce consolidated metal for processing to various mill shapes.
1.2 The materials covered by this specification are:
1.2.1 R05200, unalloyed tantalum, electron-beam furnace or vacuum-arc melt, or both,
1.2.2 R05400, unalloyed tantalum, powder-metallurgy consolidation,
1.2.3 R05255, tantalum alloy, 90 % tantalum 10 % tungsten, electron-beam furnace or vacuum-arc melt, or both,
1.2.4 R05252, tantalum alloy, 97.5 % tantalum 2.5 % tungsten, electron-beam furnace or vacuum-arc melt, or both, and,
1.2.5 R05240 tantalum alloy, 60 % tantalum 40 % columbium, electron-beam furnace or vacuum-arc melt, or both.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
ICS Number Code 77.150.99 (Other products of non-ferrous metals)
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ASTM B364-96(2009), Standard Specification for Tantalum and Tantalum Alloy Ingots, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top