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1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for phosphorized copper wire bars, billets, and cakes.
Note 1—Wire bars furnished under this specification do not conform in dimensions with that furnished under Specification B 5.
1.2 The values in inch-pound units are the standard. SI values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 The following hazard caveat applies to of this 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.
B5 Specification for High Conductivity Tough-Pitch Copper Refinery Shapes
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
B224 Classification of Coppers
B577 Test Methods for Detection of Cuprous Oxide (Hydrogen Embrittlement Susceptibility) in Copper
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing 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
E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)
E255 Practice for Sampling Copper and Copper Alloys for the Determination of Chemical Composition
ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)