ASTM E2823 - 11

    Standard Test Method for Analysis of Nickel Alloys by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (Performance-Based Method)

    Active Standard ASTM E2823 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05

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    Significance and Use

    This test method for the chemical analysis of nickel alloys is primarily intended to test material for compliance with specifications such as those under jurisdiction of ASTM committee B02. It may also be used to test compliance with other specifications that are compatible with the test method.

    It is assumed that all who use this method will be trained analysts capable of performing common laboratory procedures skillfully and safely, and that the work will be performed in a properly equipped laboratory.

    This is a performance-based method that relies more on the demonstrated quality of the test result than on strict adherence to specific procedural steps. It is expected that laboratories using this method will prepare their own work instructions. These work instructions will include detailed operating instructions for the specific laboratory, the specific reference materials employed, and performance acceptance criteria. It is also expected that, when applicable, each laboratory will participate in proficiency test programs, such as described in Practice E2027, and that the results from the participating laboratory will be satisfactory.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes the inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometric analysis of nickel, as specified by Committee B02, and having chemical compositions within the following limits:

    ElementApplication Range (Wt. %)
    Aluminum0. 016.00
    Boron0. 010.10
    Carbon0. 010.15
    Chromium0. 0133.00
    Cobalt0. 0120.00
    Magnesium0. 010.020
    Molybdenum0. 0130.0
    Niobium0. 016.0

    1.2 The following elements may be determined using this method.

    ElementQuantification Range (μg/g)

    1.3 This method has only been interlaboratory tested for the elements and ranges specified. It may be possible to extend this method to other elements or different composition ranges provided that method validation that includes evaluation of method sensitivity, precision, and bias as described in this document is performed. Additionally, the validation study must evaluate the acceptability of sample preparation methodology using reference materials and/or spike recoveries. The user is cautioned to carefully evaluate the validation data as to the intended purpose of the analytical results.

    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. Specific safety hazard statements are given in Section 9.

    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

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

    E55 Practice for Sampling Wrought Nonferrous Metals and Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition

    E88 Practice for Sampling Nonferrous Metals and Alloys in Cast Form for Determination of Chemical Composition

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

    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

    E1329 Practice for Verification and Use of Control Charts in Spectrochemical Analysis

    E1479 Practice for Describing and Specifying Inductively-Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometers

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

    E2027 Practice for Conducting Proficiency Tests in the Chemical Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E2165 Practice for Establishing an Uncertainty Budget for the Chemical Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.040.30 (Chemical analysis of metals); 77.120.40 (Nickel, chromium and their alloys)

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    DOI: 10.1520/E2823-11

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    ASTM E2823-11, Standard Test Method for Analysis of Nickel Alloys by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (Performance-Based Method), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011,

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