ASTM E3061 - 17

    Standard Test Method for Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (Performance Based Method)

    Active Standard ASTM E3061 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method for the analysis of aluminum and aluminum alloys is primarily intended to test material for compliance with The Aluminum Association Inc.5 registered composition limits or other specified composition limits for aluminum and aluminum alloys.

    5.2 It is assumed that all who use this test 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.

    5.3 This is a performance-based test 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 test method will prepare their own work instructions. These work instructions should include detailed operating instructions for the specific laboratory, the specific reference materials employed, and performance acceptance criteria.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes the inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometric analysis of aluminum and aluminum alloys for the following elements:

    Elements

    Application Range, %

    Minimum

    Maximum

    Si

    0.02

    16.8

    Fe

    0.02

    3.06

    Cu

    0.005

    7.0

    Mn

    0.003

    1.41

    Mg

    0.006

    8.2

    Cr

    0.004

    0.52

    Ni

    0.004

    2.71

    Zn

    0.02

    9.65

    Ti

    0.009

    0.20

    Ag

    0.003

    0.4

    As

    0.005

    0.012

    B

    0.009

    0.027

    Ba

    0.002

    0.03

    Be

    0.002

    0.11

    Bi

    0.01

    0.59

    Ca

    0.003

    0.048

    Cd

    0.002

    0.055

    Co

    0.002

    0.034

    Ga

    0.01

    0.019

    Li

    0.001

    2.48

    Mo

    0.02

    0.15

    Na

    0.008

    0.026

    P

    0.01

    0.025

    Pb

    0.009

    0.51

    Sb

    0.01

    0.28

    Sc

    0.01

    0.065

    Sn

    0.008

    6.28

    Sr

    0.0008

    0.028

    Ti

    0.005

    0.20

    Tl

    0.009

    0.13

    V

    0.01

    0.12

    Zr

    0.004

    0.25

    1.2 This test method has only been interlaboratory tested for the elements and ranges specified. It may be possible to extend this test method to other elements or different composition ranges if method validation, which includes evaluation of method sensitivity and precision and bias (as described in Section 14), is performed. Additionally, the validation study must evaluate the acceptability of sample preparation methodology using reference materials and/or spike recoveries. The user should carefully evaluate the validation data against the laboratory’s data quality objectives. Method validation of scope extensions is also a requirement of ISO/IEC 17025.

    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. Safety hazard statements are given in Section 10 and specific warning statements are given in Sections 15, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21.


    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

    B985 Practice for Sampling Aluminum Ingots, Billets, Castings and Finished or Semi-Finished Wrought Aluminum Products for Compositional Analysis

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    E34 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum-Base Alloys

    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

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E406 Practice for Using Controlled Atmospheres in Spectrochemical Analysis

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

    E716 Practices for Sampling and Sample Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry

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

    E1452 Practice for Preparation of Calibration Solutions for Spectrophotometric and for Spectroscopic Atomic Analysis

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

    E2857 Guide for Validating Analytical Methods

    ISO Standards


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.040.30 (Chemical analysis of metals); 77.120.10 (Aluminium and aluminium alloys)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101705(Aluminum); 11101711(Non ferrous alloy)


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    DOI: 10.1520/E3061-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM E3061-17, Standard Test Method for Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (Performance Based Method), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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