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    ASTM E1835 - 14

    Standard Test Method for Analysis of Nickel Alloys by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

    Active Standard ASTM E1835 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05

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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method is used for the analysis of nickel alloy samples by FAAS to check compliance with compositional specifications. It is assumed that all who use the procedure will be trained analysts capable of performing common laboratory procedures skillfully and safely. It is expected that the work will be performed in a properly equipped laboratory and that proper waste disposal procedures will be followed. Appropriate quality control practices must be followed such as those described in Guide E882.

    5.2 Interlaboratory Studies (ILS)5, 6International interlaboratory studies were conducted by ISO/TC 155/SC4, Analysis of nickel alloys. Results were evaluated in accordance with ISO 5725:1986 and restated to conform to Practice E1601. The method was published as ISO 7530, Parts 1 through 9. The published ISO statistics are summarized separately for each analyte to correspond with Practice E1601.

    5.3 In this test method, some matrix modifiers are specified. However, other additives have come into common use since the original publication of this test method. These may be equally or more effective but have not been tested. It is the responsibility of the user to validate the use of such additives or the use of different dilutions, or both.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers analysis of nickel alloys by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS) for the following elements:


    Compostiton Range, %




    0.2  to 4.0


    0.01 to 4.0


    0.01 to 4.0


    0.01 to 4.0


    0.1  to 4.0


    0.1  to 4.0


    0.2  to 1.0


    0.05 to 1.0

    1.2 The composition ranges of these elements can be expanded by the use of appropriate standards.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    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. For specific hazards associated with the use of this test method, see Practices E50 and the warning statements included in this test method.

    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

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    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

    E882 Guide for Accountability and Quality Control in the Chemical Analysis Laboratory

    E1601 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Evaluate the Performance of an Analytical Method

    E1812 Practice for Optimization of Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometric Equipment

    ISO Standards

    ISO 5725:1986 Precision of Test Methods--Determination of Repeatability and Reproducibility for a Standard Test Method by Inter-laboratory Tests

    ISO 7530 Parts 1 through 9--Nickel Alloys--Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometric Analysis

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.120.40 (Nickel, chromium and their alloys)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101711(Non ferrous alloy)

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    DOI: 10.1520/E1835-14

    Citation Format

    ASTM E1835-14, Standard Test Method for Analysis of Nickel Alloys by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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