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1.1 This test method describes the technique for conducting the mercurous nitrate test for residual stresses in wrought copper and cast or wrought copper-based alloy products. This test method is intended to cover the mercurous nitrate test of certain copper-alloy products supplied in accordance with ASTM specifications prepared by Committee B05. This test method is not intended to be used on assembled parts.
Note 1—For any particular copper alloy, reference should be made to the material specification.<>
1.2 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 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 determines the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautionary and hazard statements see Sections 1, 6, and 7. (Warning—Mercury is a definite health hazard in use and disposal.)
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
B858 Test Method for Ammonia Vapor Test for Determining Susceptibility to Stress Corrosion Cracking in Copper Alloys
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
ICS Number Code 77.120.30 (Copper and copper alloys)