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March 10, 2009 - Advancing gas analysis technology is leading to development of proposed ASTM International standard, WK22331, Test Method for Simultaneous Determination of Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Hydrogen in Titanium and Titanium Alloys by the Inert Gas Fusion Technique. ASTM is looking for laboratories to participate in interlaboratory study to help develop proposed standard.

New ASTM Standard on Analysis of Oxygen, Nitrogen and Hydrogen in Titanium


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Press release date: March 5, 2009

Proposed ASTM Standard Covers Simultaneous Analysis of Oxygen, Nitrogen and Hydrogen in Titanium

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 5 March 2009-Advancing gas analysis technology is leading to the development of a proposed new ASTM International standard, WK22331, Test Method for Simultaneous Determination of Oxygen, Nitrogen and Hydrogen in Titanium and Titanium Alloys by the Inert Gas Fusion Technique.

Analyzers are now available that can simultaneously test titanium and titanium alloys for oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen. This development has created a savings for customers who can now purchase one analyzer, instead of two, to analyze for oxygen and nitrogen (E1409, Test Method for Determination of Oxygen and Nitrogen in Titanium and Titanium Alloys by the Inert Gas Fusion Technique) and hydrogen (E1447, Test Method for Determination of Hydrogen in Titanium and Titanium Alloys by the Inert Gas Fusion Thermal Conductivity/Infrared Detection Method) through separate methods.

WK22331 will allow users to test for oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen simultaneously using just one standard. The proposed new standard is being developed by Subcommittee E01.06 on Ti, Zr, W, Mo, Ta, Nb, Hf, Re, part of ASTM International Committee E01 on Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores and Related Materials.

Kevin VonScio, laboratory manager at titanium products producer Perryman Co., and an E01 member, says that interested parties are invited to join in the development of WK22331. "Currently we are looking for laboratories to participate in the interlaboratory study to help to develop the proposed standard," says VonScio. "We also need producers or laboratories to supply homogeneous materials that may be used in the interlaboratory study."

For technical Information, contact Kevin VonScio, Perryman Co., Houston, Pa. (phone: 724-746-9390; kvonscio@perrymanco.com). Committee E01 meets May 17-20 at the May committee week in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation in the development of its standards. ASTM's open consensus process, using advanced Internet-based standards development tools, ensures worldwide access for all interested individuals. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, please contact Thomas O'Toole, ASTM International (phone: 610-832-9739; totoole@astm.org).

Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions around the globe.
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