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    ASTM E701 - 80(2018)

    Standard Test Methods for Municipal Ferrous Scrap

    Active Standard ASTM E701 | Developed by Subcommittee: D34.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.04

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    Significance and Use

    3.1 The establishment of these test methods for municipal ferrous scrap as a raw material for certain industries (see Specification E702) will aid commerce in such scrap by providing the chemical and physical tests for the characterization of the scrap needed as a basis for communication between the purchaser and supplier.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover various tests for assessing the usefulness of a ferrous fraction recovered from municipal wastes.

    1.2 These test methods comprise both chemical and physical tests, as follows:





    Bulk Density


    Total Combustibles


    Chemical Analysis (for Industries Other Than the
     Detinning Industry)


    Magnetic Fraction (for the Detinning Industry)


    Chemical Analysis for Tin (for the Detinning Industry)


    Metallic Yield for All Industries Other Than the Copper
     Industry and the Detinning Industry


    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 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

    C29/C29M Test Method for Bulk Density (Unit Weight) and Voids in Aggregate

    C702/C702M Practice for Reducing Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size

    D2234/D2234M Practice for Collection of a Gross Sample of Coal

    E30 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Steel, Cast Iron, Open-Hearth Iron, and Wrought Iron

    E122 Practice for Calculating Sample Size to Estimate, With Specified Precision, the Average for a Characteristic of a Lot or Process

    E350 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Carbon Steel, Low-Alloy Steel, Silicon Electrical Steel, Ingot Iron, and Wrought Iron

    E351 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Cast IronAll Types

    E415 Test Method for Analysis of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry

    E702 Specification for Municipal Ferrous Scrap

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.030.10 (Solid wastes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 77000000(Environmental Services)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/E0701-80R18

    Citation Format

    ASTM E701-80(2018), Standard Test Methods for Municipal Ferrous Scrap, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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