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This specification covers hafnium alloyed niobium ingots prepared by vacuum- or plasma- arc melting or electron-beam furnace melting, or a combination of these methods, to produce consolidated metal for processing to various mill shapes. The material shall conform to the required chemical composition prescribed. Each ingot should be tested for soundness by non-destructive test methods, such as dye penetrant and ultrasonic testing. Each ingot shall be tested for chemical composition in at least three positions along the length of the ingot.
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Significance and Use
The following applies to all specified limits in this standard for purposes of determining conformance with this specification: The observed value or a calculated value shall be rounded off to the nearest unit in the last right-hand digit used in expressing the specification limit, in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E29.
1.1 This specification covers hafnium alloyed niobium ingots prepared by vacuum- or plasma- arc melting or electron-beam furnace melting, or a combination of these methods, to produce consolidated metal for processing to various mill shapes.
1.2 The material covered by this specification is Grade R04295, niobium-base alloy containing approximately 10 % hafnium and 1 % titanium.
1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
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
E2626 Guide for Spectrometric Analysis of Reactive and Refractory Metals
ICS Number Code 77.150.99 (Other products of non-ferrous metals)
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ASTM B652 / B652M-10, Standard Specification for Niobium-Hafnium Alloy Ingots, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top