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1.1 This specification covers magnesium alloys in sheet and plate form designated as shown in Table 1.
1.2 The values stated in either inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as standards. The SI units are shown in brackets or in separate tables or columns. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independent of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification.
1.3 Unless the order specifies the "M" specification designation, the material shall be furnished to the inch-pound units.
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.
B557 Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
B557M Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products (Metric)
B660 Practices for Packaging/Packing of Aluminum and Magnesium Products
B951 Practice for Codification of Unalloyed Magnesium and Magnesium-Alloys, Cast and Wrought
B953 Practice for Sampling Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys for Spectrochemical Analysis
B954 Test Method for Analysis of Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys by Atomic Emission Spectrometry
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E55 Practice for Sampling Wrought Nonferrous Metals and Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition
Federal StandardsFed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies) Fed.Std.No.184 Identification Marking of Aluminum, Magnesium and Titanium
Military StandardsMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
Aerospace Materials SpecificationAMS-M-3171 Magnesium Alloy, Processes for Pretreatment and Prevention of Corrosion
ICS Number Code 77.150.20 (Magnesium products)
UNSPSC Code 30261800(Magnesium bars and sheets)