ASTM B577-93(1998)

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

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    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods describe procedures for determining the presence of cuprous oxide (Cu2O) in products made from deoxidized and oxygen-free copper.

    1.2 Inch-pound units are the standard. SI values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.

    1.4 The test methods appear in the following order:

    Sections Microscopical Examination without Thermal Treatment 9 to 11 Microscopical Examination after Thermal Treatment 12 to 14 Closed Bend Test after Thermal Treatment 15 to 17 Reverse Bend Test after Thermal Treatment 18 to 20


    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

    E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens

    E883 Guide for Reflected-Light Photomicrography


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.120.30 (Copper and copper alloys)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12141711(Copper Cu)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0577-93R98

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