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1.1 This specification establishes the requirements and test methods for liquid and paste fluxes for joining by soldering of copper and copper alloy tube and fittings in plumbing, heating, air conditioning, mechanical, fire sprinkler, and other similar systems.
Note 1—This specification does not apply to fluxes intended for electronic applications.
1.2 Solder fluxes are to be tested in accordance with the requirements of this specification by an independent testing laboratory. Testing, measuring equipment, and inspection facilities shall be of sufficient accuracy and quality to comply with the requirements of this specification.
1.3 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4 The following hazard caveat pertains to Sections 11-19. This standard does not purport to address 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B32 Specification for Solder Metal
B88 Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube
B88M Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube (Metric)
B152/B152M Specification for Copper Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Rolled Bar
B280 Specification for Seamless Copper Tube for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Field Service
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
D130 Test Method for Corrosiveness to Copper from Petroleum Products by Copper Strip Test
D1200 Test Method for Viscosity by Ford Viscosity Cup
ICS Number Code 25.160.50 (Brazing and soldering)
UNSPSC Code 23271808(Soldering flux); 40181500(Welded copper tubes)