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    ASTM C1271 - 99(2020)

    Standard Test Method for X-ray Spectrometric Analysis of Lime and Limestone

    Active Standard ASTM C1271 | Developed by Subcommittee: C07.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.01


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This procedure is suitable for manufacturing control and verifying that the product meets specifications. It provides rapid, multi-element determinations with sufficient accuracy to ensure product quality and minimize production delays. The analytical performance data included may be used as a benchmark to determine whether similar X-ray spectrometers provide equivalent precision and accuracy, or whether the performance of a particular X-ray spectrometer has changed.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the X-ray emission spectrometric analysis of limestone, quicklime, hydrated lime, and hydraulic lime using wavelength dispersive instruments.

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

    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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary statements are given in Section 10.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    C25 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Limestone, Quicklime, and Hydrated Lime

    C50 Practice for Sampling, Sample Preparation, Packaging, and Marking of Lime and Limestone Products

    C51 Terminology Relating to Lime and Limestone (as used by the Industry)

    E50 Practices for Apparatus, Reagents, and Safety Considerations for Chemical Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

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

    E305 Practice for Establishing and Controlling Atomic Emission Spectrochemical Analytical Curves

    E456 Terminology Relating to Quality and Statistics

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

    E1060 Practice for Interlaboratory Testing of Spectrochemical Methods of Analysis

    E1361 Guide for Correction of Interelement Effects in X-Ray Spectrometric Analysis

    NIST Documents

    NIST Standards Catalog


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 73.080 (Non-metalliferrous minerals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11111608(Limestone)


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    DOI: 10.1520/C1271-99R20

    Citation Format

    ASTM C1271-99(2020), Standard Test Method for X-ray Spectrometric Analysis of Lime and Limestone, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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