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1.1 This specification establishes the requirements of copper, copper alloy, copper-clad stainless steel (CCS), and copper-clad alloy steel (CAS) materials, sheet, and strip, in various thicknesses, for use as electrostatic or electromagnetic shielding for insulated power, control, instrumentation, and communication cables.
Note 1—See Specification B 736, for related standards for aluminum-based shielding materials.
1.2 The products covered are the following:
|Copper or Copper Alloy UNS No.||Type of Products|
|C22000||copper-zinc alloy (commercial bronze)|
|C23000||copper-zinc alloy (red brass)|
|C71000||cupro-nickel 20 %|
|...||copper-clad stainless steel (CCS)|
|...||copper-clad alloy steel (CAS)|
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are the standard, except for temperature and grain size which are given in SI units. Values in parentheses are for information only.
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.
A176 Specification for Stainless and Heat-Resisting Chromium Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip
A505 Specification for Steel, Sheet and Strip, Alloy, Hot-Rolled and Cold-Rolled, General Requirements for
B152/B152M Specification for Copper Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Rolled Bar
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
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
B736 Specification for Aluminum, Aluminum Alloy and Aluminum-Clad Steel Cable Shielding Stock
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
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
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
International Standards Organization (ISO) StandardsISO3110/2 Determination of Aluminum; Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometric Method (TC/26 Ref. No. N698 E/F) Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)
UNSPSC Code 39121900(Electrical safety devices and accessories)
ASTM B694-02, Standard Specification for Copper, Copper-Alloy, and Copper-Clad Stainless Steel (CCS), and Copper-Clad Alloy Steel (CAS) Sheet and Strip for Electrical Cable Shielding, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.orgBack to Top