ASTM B115-00(2004)

    Standard Specification for Electrolytic Copper Cathode

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for electrolytic copper cathode; electrorefined and electrowon.

    1.2 UnitsThe values stated in inch-pound units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    Note 1

    Cathode produced to this specification corresponds to the designation "Cath" as defined in Classification B 224 and may be used to produce all other coppers listed in Classification B 224 that are normally produced from "Cath" copper.

    Note 2

    Grade 1 cathode conforms to the chemical compositional requirements of Copper UNS No. C11040, except for oxygen, and is suitable for the manufacture of wire rod as designated in Specification B 49.

    The following hazard caveat applies to the test methods described in of this specification: 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.


    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

    B49 Specification for Copper Rod Drawing Stock for Electrical Purposes

    B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials

    B224 Classification of Coppers

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E50 Practices for Apparatus, Reagents, and Safety Considerations for Chemical Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E53 Test Method for Determination of Copper in Unalloyed Copper by Gravimetry


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/B0115-00R04

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