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prБДС EN 10179:2023

Steels - Determination of nitrogen (trace amounts) - Spectrophotometric method

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45.99     Oct 23, 2023

50.20    Jan 11, 2024



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This document specifies a spectrophotometric method for the determination of nitrogen in steels.
The method is primarily intended for the determination of total nitrogen in very low contents in non-alloy steels.
It can be used, however, for any low nitrogen ferrous alloy that is soluble in hydrochloric acid provided that the acid-resistant form of silicon nitride is not present. This highly resistant nitride has been found only in samples of silicon steels manufactured without aluminium addition and then only in sheet material.
The method is applicable to nitrogen contents from 0.000 5 % (by mass) to 0.005 % (by mass).

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БДС EN 10179:2000


prБДС EN 10179:2023
45.99 Dispatch of FV draft to CCMC
Oct 23, 2023

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