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1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for seamless copper bus pipe and tube intended for use as electrical conductors.
1.1.1 The product shall normally be made from one of the following coppers, as denoted in the ordering information:
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|C10200||OF||Oxygen-free without residual deoxidants|
|C10300||-||Oxygen-free, extra low phosphorus|
|C10400, C10500,C10700||OFS||Oxygen-free, silver bearing|
|C11000||ETP||Electrolytic tough pitch|
|C11300, C11400,C11600||STP||Silver-bearing tough pitch|
|C12000||DLP||Phosphorized, low residual phosphorus|
1.2 Other coppers may be agreed upon between purchaser and supplier. Unless otherwise specified, any one of the above coppers may be furnished.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
B428 Test Method for Angle of Twist in Rectangular and Square Copper and Copper Alloy Tube
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
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
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)
E243 Practice for Electromagnetic (Eddy-Current) Examination of Copper and Copper-Alloy Tubes
E255 Practice for Sampling Copper and Copper Alloys for the Determination of Chemical Composition
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)
UNSPSC Code 40182000(Seamless copper tubes); 40171511(Commercial copper pipe)
ASTM B188-02, Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Bus Pipe and Tube, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.orgBack to Top