ASTM B249/B249M-04e1

    Standard Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Rod, Bar, Shapes and Forgings


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the general requirements common to wrought copper and copper alloy rod, bar, shapes, and forgings which shall apply to Specifications B 16/B 16M, B 21/B 21M, B 98/B 98M, B 124/B 124M, B 138/B 138M, B 139/B 139M, B 140/B 140M, B 150/B 150M, B 151/B 151M, B 196/B 196M, B 283, B 301/B 301M, B 371/B 371M, B 411/B 411M, B 441, B 453/B 453M, B 455, B 570, and B 927 to the extent referenced therein.

    1.2 The chemical composition, physical and mechanical properties, and all other requirements not included in this specification are prescribed in the product specification.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pounds units or SI units are to be regarded separately in the standard. Within the text the SI values are given in brackets. The values stated in each system of units are not exact equivalents; each system is independent of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification.

    Note 1

    Requirements for flat wire (defined as flat products up to and including 0.188 in. thick and up to 11/4 in. in width, with all surfaces rolled or drawn, without having been slit, sheared or sawed) including square, furnished in coils or straight lengths, or on spools, reels, or bucks are described by the wire Specifications B 206/B 206M and B 272.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    B16/B16M Specification for Free-Cutting Brass Rod, Bar and Shapes for Use in Screw Machines

    B21/B21M Specification for Naval Brass Rod, Bar, and Shapes

    B98/B98M Specification for Copper-Silicon Alloy Rod, Bar and Shapes

    B124/B124M Specification for Copper and Copper Alloy Forging Rod, Bar, and Shapes

    B138/B138M Specification for Manganese Bronze Rod, Bar, and Shapes

    B139/B139M Specification for Phosphor Bronze Rod, Bar, and Shapes

    B140/B140M Specification for Copper-Zinc-Lead (Red Brass or Hardware Bronze) Rod, Bar, and Shapes

    B150/B150M Specification for Aluminum Bronze Rod, Bar, and Shapes

    B151/B151M Specification for Copper-Nickel-Zinc Alloy (Nickel Silver) and Copper-Nickel Rod and Bar

    B154 Test Method for Mercurous Nitrate Test for Copper Alloys

    B187/B187M Specification for Copper, Bus Bar, Rod, and Shapes and General Purpose Rod, Bar, and Shapes

    B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials

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

    B196/B196M Specification for Copper-Beryllium Alloy Rod and Bar

    B283/B283M Specification for Copper and Copper-Alloy Die Forgings (Hot-Pressed)

    B301/B301M Specification for Free-Cutting Copper Rod, Bar, Wire, and Shapes

    B371/B371M Specification for Copper-Zinc-Silicon Alloy Rod

    B411/B411M Specification for Copper-Nickel-Silicon Alloy Rod and Bar

    B441 Specification for Copper-Cobalt-Beryllium, Copper-Nickel-Beryllium, and Copper-Nickel-Lead-Beryllium Rod and Bar (UNS Nos. C17500, C17510, and C17465)

    B453/B453M Specification for Copper-Zinc-Lead Alloy (Leaded-Brass) Rod, Bar, and Shapes

    B455 Specification for Copper-Zinc-Lead Alloy (Leaded-Brass) Extruded Shapes

    B570 Specification for Copper-Beryllium Alloy (UNS Nos. C17000 and C17200) Forgings and Extrusions

    B577 Test Methods for Detection of Cuprous Oxide (Hydrogen Embrittlement Susceptibility) in Copper

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

    B858 Test Method for Ammonia Vapor Test for Determining Susceptibility to Stress Corrosion Cracking in Copper Alloys

    B870 Specification for Copper-Beryllium Alloy Forgings and Extrusions Alloys (UNS Nos. C17500 and C17510)

    B900 Practice for Packaging of Copper and Copper Alloy Mill Products for U.S. Government Agencies

    B927/B927M Specification for Brass Rod, Bar, and Shapes

    B929 Specification for Copper-Nickel-Tin Spinodal Alloy Rod and Bar

    B967/B967M Specification for Copper-Zinc-Tin-Bismuth Alloy Rod, Bar and Wire

    B974/B974M Specification for Free-Cutting Bismuth Brass Rod, Bar and Wire

    D4855 Practice for Comparing Test Methods

    E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens

    E8/E8M 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

    E54 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Special Brasses and Bronzes

    E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)

    E75 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper-Nickel and Copper-Nickel-Zinc Alloys

    E76 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Nickel-Copper Alloys

    E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

    E118 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper-Chromium Alloys

    E121 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper-Tellurium Alloys

    E255 Practice for Sampling Copper and Copper Alloys for the Determination of Chemical Composition

    E290 Test Methods for Bend Testing of Material for Ductility

    E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys

    E581 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Manganese-Copper Alloys


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31133100(Copper forgings); 30102409(Copper rods)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0249_B0249M-04E01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B249 / B249M-04e1, Standard Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Rod, Bar, Shapes and Forgings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004, www.astm.org

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