ASTM B236-00

    Standard Specification for Aluminum Bars for Electrical Purposes (Bus Bars)


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers Aluminum 1350 bar for electric conductors in the tempers shown in Table 1.

    1.2 Aluminum and temper designations are in accordance with ANSI H35.1. The equivalent Unified Numbering System designation is A91350 in accordance with Practice E527.

    Note 1-For Alloy 6101 bus conductors, refer to Specification B317. Note 2-Prior to 1975, Aluminum 1350 was designated as EC aluminum.

    1.3 A complete metric companion to Specification B236 has been developed-B236M; therefore, no metric equivalents appear in this specification.

    1.4 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see Annex A2.


    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

    B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials

    B317/B317M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bar, Rod, Tube, Pipe, Structural Profiles, and Profiles for Electrical Purposes (Bus Conductor)

    B557 Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products

    B660 Practices for Packaging/Packing of Aluminum and Magnesium Products

    B666/B666M Practice for Identification Marking of Aluminum and Magnesium Products

    B881 Terminology Relating to Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products

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

    E34 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum-Base Alloys

    E55 Practice for Sampling Wrought Nonferrous Metals and Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition

    E290 Test Methods for Bend Testing of Material for Ductility

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

    E607 Test Method for Atomic Emission Spectrometric Analysis Aluminum Alloys by the Point to Plane Technique Nitrogen Atmosphere

    E716 Practices for Sampling and Sample Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition by Spectrochemical Analysis

    E1004 Test Method for Determining Electrical Conductivity Using the Electromagnetic (Eddy-Current) Method

    E1251 Test Method for Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry

    ANSI Standards

    H35.2 Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products

    Military Standard

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.060.10 (Wires); 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30264900(Aluminum bars)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0236-00

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B236-00, Standard Specification for Aluminum Bars for Electrical Purposes (Bus Bars), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2000, www.astm.org

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