ASTM A197/A197M-00(2006)

    Standard Specification for Cupola Malleable Iron

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers malleable irons for castings made by the cupola process.

    1.2 Without knowledge of casting geometry and process details, quantitative relationships cannot be stated between the properties of the iron in the various locations of a casting and those of a test bar cast from the same iron.

    1.3 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification.


    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

    A644 Terminology Relating to Iron Castings

    E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.080.10 (Irons)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31101619(Malleable iron sand casting)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0197_A0197M-00R06

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