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1.1 This practice covers, when specified by material specification or purchase order, the heat treatment of aluminum alloy castings from all casting processes.
1.1.1 The heat treatment of aluminum alloy castings used in specific aerospace applications is covered in AMS 2771 and specific AMS material specifications.
1.1.2 The heat treatment of wrought aluminum alloys is covered in Practice B 918
1.2 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standards. The SI units are shown in brackets or in separate tables. 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 non-conformance with the practice.
1.3 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.
B26/B26M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Sand Castings
B108/B108M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Permanent Mold Castings
B275 Practice for Codification of Certain Nonferrous Metals and Alloys, Cast and Wrought
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)
B618/B618M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Investment Castings
B686/B686M Specification for Aluminum Alloy Castings, High-Strength
B881 Terminology Relating to Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
B918/B918M Practice for Heat Treatment of Wrought Aluminum Alloys
B955/B955M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Centrifugal Castings
B969 Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Castings Produced by the Squeeze Casting, Thixocast and Rheocast Semi-Solid Casting Processes
G110 Practice for Evaluating Intergranular Corrosion Resistance of Heat Treatable Aluminum Alloys by Immersion in Sodium Chloride + Hydrogen Peroxide Solution
ANSI StandardH35.1 Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum Available from Aluminum Association, Inc., 1525 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22209, http://www.aluminum.org.
SAE StandardAMS2771 Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloy Castings
ICS Number Code 25.200 (Heat treatment); 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)