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1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for copper-zinc-tin-bismuth alloy rod, bar and wire of alloy UNS Nos. C49260, C49300, C49340, and C49350 intended for use in plumbing applications and drinking water systems.
1.2 Typically, rod and bar product made to this specification is furnished as straight lengths. Wire (H04) 0.08-0.3 in. [2-8 mm inclusive] is furnished in coil form, and H50 shapes.
1.3 Units—The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.4 The following safety hazard caveat pertains only to the test method(s) described in this specification.
1.4.1 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.
B249/B249M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Rod, Bar, Shapes and Forgings
B250/B250M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper Alloy Wire
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
E8/E8M 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)
E92 Test Method for Vickers Hardness of Metallic Materials
E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys
Other StandardsJISH1068:2005 Method for Determination of Bismuth in Copper and Copper Alloys Japanese Industrial Standard, available through http://www.JIS.or.jp/
ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)
UNSPSC Code 72151100(Plumbing construction services); 31152304(Copper or copper alloy wire)