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1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for naval brass rod, bar, and shapes produced from Copper Alloys UNS No. C46200, C46400, C47940, C48200, or C48500.
1.1.1 For piston-finish rod or shafting refer to the Other Requirements Section.
1.1.2 For hot forging material, refer to Specification B 124/B 124M.
1.2 Units—The values stated in inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, 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.
1.3 Warning—Mercury is a definite health hazard in use and disposal (see Performance Requirements).
1.4 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.
B124/B124M Specification for Copper and Copper Alloy Forging Rod, Bar, and Shapes
B154 Test Method for Mercurous Nitrate Test for Copper Alloys
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
B858 Test Method for Ammonia Vapor Test for Determining Susceptibility to Stress Corrosion Cracking in Copper Alloys
E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials
E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)
E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys
ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)
UNSPSC Code 30102410(Brass rods); 30261500(Brass bars)
ASTM B21 / B21M-01e1, Standard Specification for Naval Brass Rod, Bar, and Shapes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2001, www.astm.orgBack to Top