ASTM B0859-21 - Standard Practice for De-Agglomeration of Refractory Metal Powders and Their Compounds Prior to Particle Size Analysis
Standard Practice for De-Agglomeration of Refractory Metal Powders and Their Compounds Prior to Particle Size Analysis
|Keywords:||de-agglomeration; laboratory-milled; laboratory milling; molybdenum; particle size analysis; powders; refractory metals; rhenium; rod-milled; rod milling; tantalum; tungsten; tungsten carbide ;|
1.1 This practice covers the de-agglomeration of refractory metal powders and their compounds in preparation for particle size analysis.
1.2 Experience has shown that this practice is satisfactory for the de-agglomeration of elemental tungsten, molybdenum, rhenium, and tantalum metal powders, and tungsten carbide. Other metal powders (for example, elemental metals, carbides, and nitrides) may be prepared for particle size analysis using this practice with caution as to effectiveness until actual satisfactory experience is developed.
1.3 Units—With the exception of the values for mass, for which the use of the gram (g) unit is the long-standing industry practice, the values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measure 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautionary statements, see .
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.