ASTM B23-00

    Standard Specification for White Metal Bearing Alloys (Known Commercially as Babbitt Metal)


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers eight typical white metal bearing alloys, in bar or ingot form, known commercially as "babbitt metal." The alloys are specified, covering the range commercially used, and are designated by the alloy numbers shown in Table 1.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be considered as the 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 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

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

    E57 Methods for Chemical Analysis of White Metal Bearing Alloys


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.120.01 (Non-ferrous metals in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0023-00

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B23-00, Standard Specification for White Metal Bearing Alloys (Known Commercially as "Babbitt Metal"), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2000, www.astm.org

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