ASTM B160-05(2009)

    Standard Specification for Nickel Rod and Bar

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers nickel (UNS N02200)*, low carbon nickel (UNS N02201)*, and solution strengthened nickel (UNS N02211) in the form of hot-worked and cold-worked rod and bar in the conditions shown in Table 1.

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

    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 become familiar with all hazards including those identified in the appropriate Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for this product/material as provided by the manufacturer, to establish appropriate safety and health practices, and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    TABLE 1 Mechanical Properties

    Condition and Diameter or Distance
    Between Parallel Surfaces, in. (mm)
    Tensile Strength, min,
    psi (MPa)
    Yield Strength (0.2 % offset),
    min. psi (MPa)A
    Elongation in 2 in. or 50 mm or 4D, min %
    Nickel (UNS N02200)
    Cold-worked (as worked):
    Rounds, 1 (25.4) and under 80 000 (550) 60 000 (415) 10B
    Rounds over 1 to 4 (25.4 to 101.6) incl. 75 000 (515) 50 000 (345)15
    Squares, hexagons, and rectangles, all sizes 65 000 (450) 40 000 (275) 25B
    Hot-worked:
    All sections, all sizes 60 000 (415) 15 000 (105) 35C
    Rings and disksD
    Annealed:
    Rods and bars, all sizes 55 000 (380) 15 000 (105) 40B
    Rings and disksE
    Forging quality
    All sizes F FF
    Low-Carbon Nickel (UNS N02201) and Solution Strengthened Nickel (UNS N02211)
    Hot-worked:
    All sections, all sizes 50 000 (345) 10 000 (70) 40C
    Annealed:
    All products, all sizes 50 000 (345) 10 000 (70) 40B

    A See 12.2.

    B Not applicable to diameters or cross sections under 3/32 in. (2.4 mm).

    C For hot-worked flats 5/16 in. (7.9 mm) and under in thickness the elongation shall be 25%, min.

    D Hardness B45 to B80, or equivalent.

    E Hardness B45 to B70 or equivalent.

    F Forging quality is furnished to chemical requirements and surface inspection only. No tensile properties are required.


    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

    B162 Specification for Nickel Plate, Sheet, and Strip

    B880 Specification for General Requirements for Chemical Check Analysis Limits for Nickel, Nickel Alloys and Cobalt Alloys

    E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials

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

    E140 Hardness Conversion Tables for Metals Relationship Among Brinell Hardness, Vickers Hardness, Rockwell Hardness, Superficial Hardness, Knoop Hardness, and Scleroscope Hardness

    E1473 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Nickel, Cobalt, and High-Temperature Alloys


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/B0160-05R09

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