ASTM B591-98a

    Standard Specification for Copper-Zinc-Tin and Copper-Zinc-Tin-Iron-Nickel Alloys Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers several copper-zinc-tin alloys in the form of plate, sheet, strip, and rolled bar. The alloys and nominal compositions are as follows:

    Copper Copper, Tin, Zinc, Alloy UNS No. 2 % % % C40500 95 1 4 C40800 95 2 3 C41100 91 0.5 8.5 C41300 91 1 8 C41500 91 2 7 C42200 87 1 12 C42500 88 2 10 C43000 85 2 13 C43400 85 0.7 14.3

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.


    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

    B248 Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar

    B601 Classification for Temper Designations for Copper and Copper Alloys--Wrought and Cast

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

    E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials

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

    E76 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Nickel-Copper Alloys

    E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

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

    E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30262300(Copper sheets); 30102409(Copper rods)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0591-98A

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