ASTM A159-83(2001)

    Standard Specification for Automotive Gray Iron Castings


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification applies to gray iron castings, cast in sand molds, used in the products of the automobile, truck, tractor, and allied industries.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A247 Test Method for Evaluating the Microstructure of Graphite in Iron Castings

    E10 Test Method for Brinell Hardness of Metallic Materials

    Military Standard

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098, http://www.dodssp.daps.mil.

    Federal Standard

    Fed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.80 (Iron and steel castings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31101617(Grey iron sand casting)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/A0159-83R01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM A159-83(2001), Standard Specification for Automotive Gray Iron Castings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1993, www.astm.org

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