ASTM B196/B196M-03

    Standard Specification for Copper-Beryllium Alloy Rod and Bar

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for copper-beryllium alloy rod and bar in straight lengths. The following three alloys are included:

    Copper Alloy Previously UsedNominal Beryllium
    UNS No.DesignationsContent, %
    C17000 Alloy 1651.7
    C17200 Alloy 251.9
    C173001.9
    +0.4 lead

    1.2 Unless otherwise required, Copper Alloy UNS No. C17200 shall be the alloy furnished whenever Specification B 196/B 196M is specified without any alloy designation.

    1.3 The values stated in either inch-pounds or SI units are to be regarded separately as the standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system may not be 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.

    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 determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    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

    B194 Specification for Copper-Beryllium Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar

    B249/B249M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Rod, Bar, Shapes and Forgings

    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

    E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials [Metric]


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30262200(Copper bars); 30102409(Copper rods)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0196_B0196M-03

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