ASTM B171/B171M-04

    Standard Specification for Copper-Alloy Plate and Sheet for Pressure Vessels, Condensers, and Heat Exchangers

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for copper-alloy plate and sheet for pressure vessels, condensers, and heat exchangers. The following alloys are covered:

    Copper AlloyPreviously Used Designation
    C36500Leaded Muntz Metal
    C44300Admirality, Arsenical
    C44400Admirality, Antimonial
    C44500Admirality, Phosphorized
    C46400Naval Brass, Uninhibited
    C46500Naval Brass, Arsenical
    C61300Aluminum Bronze
    C61400Aluminum Bronze D
    C6300010 % Aluminum-Nickel Bronze
    C632009 % Aluminum-Nickel Bronze
    C7060090-10 Copper Nickel
    C7062090-10 Copper Nickel -(modified for welding)
    C7150070-30 Copper Nickel
    C7152070-30 Copper Nickel-(modified for welding)
    C72200. . .

    1.2 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 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

    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)

    B601 Classification for Temper Designations for Copper and Copper Alloys--Wrought and Cast

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

    E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

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

    E54 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Special Brasses and Bronzes

    E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)

    E255 Practice for Sampling Copper and Copper Alloys for the Determination of Chemical Composition

    E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30102209(Copper plate); 40101802(Heat exchangers)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0171_B0171M-04

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