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1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for copper sheet, strip, plate, and rolled bar produced from the following coppers.Note 1
Each of the coppers listed has unique properties that can make it suitable for specific applications. The purchaser should consult with the supplier to determine which copper would be best suited for the intended application.Note 2
This specification is not intended to establish requirements for material rolled to ounce-weight thicknesses. Such material is defined in Specification B 370.
Plates for locomotive fireboxes are defined in Specification B 11.
Flat copper products with finished (rolled or drawn) edges (flat wire and strip) are defined in Specification B 272.
1.1.1 When a specific copper is not identified in the contract or purchase order, the supplier may furnish product from any of the listed coppers.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values 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.
B11 Specification for Copper Plates for Locomotive Fireboxes
B170 Specification for Oxygen-Free Electrolytic Copper--Refinery Shapes
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
B216 Specification for Tough-Pitch Fire-Refined Copper--Refinery Shapes
B224 Classification of Coppers
B248 Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar
B248M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar (Metric)
B272 Specification for Copper Flat Products with Finished (Rolled or Drawn) Edges (Flat Wire and Strip)
B370 Specification for Copper Sheet and Strip for Building Construction
B577 Test Methods for Detection of Cuprous Oxide (Hydrogen Embrittlement Susceptibility) in Copper
B601 Classification for Temper Designations for Copper and Copper Alloys--Wrought and Cast
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials [Metric]
E53 Test Method for Determination of Copper in Unalloyed Copper by Gravimetry
E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)
E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size
E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
ASME StandardASME Boiler Pressure Vessel Code Available from American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME International Headquarters, Three Park Ave., New York, NY 10016-5990, http://www.asme.org.