ASTM A892 PDF
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A superscript epsilon e indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval. It does not establish limits of acceptability.
Such limits are a matter of agreement between user and producer. 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.
The size of the sample shall be negotiated between the user and the producer. It may be a full cross section but should not be too large for practical handling in the polishing operation.
ASTM A892 – 09(2014)e1
Current edition approved Dec. When critical or detailed analysis of structures is required, the recommended etchant is Picral saturated.
Higher numbers indicate a larger number or greater degree of severity of the category being rated. Reported counts are the average of three measurements.
Procedure for Evaluation 6. Select xstm eld which is representative of the category to be graded and compare it to the photomicrographs which are part of this method.
The rating will be the number of that photo which most closely resembles the appearance of the specimen. A separate eld may be used for each category or a single eld may be rated for more than one category.
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