Powder metallurgy - Hot isostatic pressing - Argon detection using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques
This standard specifies a gas chromatography- and a mass spectrometry method of detecting the presence of
argon in metal powder produced components, consolidated by hot isostatic pressing.
This standard specifies the calibration and functionality test for the equipment covered. It also specifies methods
for sampling, sample preparation and sample test procedure of PM HIP components to detect argon presence.
Components produced by additive manufacturing are not covered in this standard.
NOTE It is the responsibility of the purchaser of the PM HIP service to specify in the purchase order if an argon
detection test shall be made and if so, the agreed argon limit shall be specified.