ASTM B643-00(2005)

    Standard Specification for Copper-Beryllium Alloy Seamless Tube

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes requirements for copper-beryllium alloy seamless tube in straight lengths. Copper Alloy UNS C17200 will be the alloy furnished whenever Specification B 643 is specified.

    1.2 Units—The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units, which are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 The following safety hazard caveat pertains only to the test methods described in this specification.

    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

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

    B251 Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Seamless Copper and Copper-Alloy Tube

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

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

    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

    E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

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

    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 40182000(Seamless copper tubes)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0643-00R05

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