Standard Practice for Thermoelectric Sorting of Electrically Conductive Materials
|Publication Date:||1 July 2005|
|ICS Code (Superconductivity and conducting materials):||29.050|
This practice covers the procedure for sorting materials using the thermoelectric method, which is based on the Seebeck effect. The procedure relates to the use of direct- and comparator-type thermoelectric instruments for distinguishing variations in materials which affect the thermoelectric properties of those materials.
While the practice is most commonly applied to the sorting of metals, it may be applied to other electrically conductive materials.
Thermoelectric sorting may also be applied to the sorting of materials on the basis of plating thickness, case depth, and hardness.
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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.