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ASTM WK64030

New Guide for Combustion and Inert Gas Fusion Instruments

1. Scope

1.1 This guide covers information and procedures for using combustion and inert gas fusion instruments to determine the mass fraction of the non-metallic elements C, S, N, O, and H in metals, ores, and related materials. 1.2 This guide does not specify all the operating conditions for combustion and inert gas fusion instruments because of the differences between different manufacturers. Laboratories should follow instructions provided by the manufacturer of the particular instrument. 1.3 Units--The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the 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.


carbon; combustion; electrochemical; hydrogen; inert gas fusion; induction; infrared; nitrogen; oxygen; resistance; sulfur; thermoconductivity


This guide will contain common information to support standards covering these techniques.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E01.20

Committee: E01

Staff Manager: Jamie Huffnagle

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 06-25-2018

Technical Contact: Lee Dilks

Item: 002

Ballot: E01.20 (19-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: E01.20 (21-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 010

Ballot: E01 (22-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 004

Ballot: E01 (22-04)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution