ASTM B115 - 10

    Standard Specification for Electrolytic Copper Cathode

    Active Standard ASTM B115 | Developed by Subcommittee: B05.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.01


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    ASTM B115

    Abstract

    This specification establishes the requirements for electrolytic copper cathode; electrorefined and electrowon. The cathode furnished shall conform to the chemical composition requirements specified. Cathodes shall withstand ordinary handling without breakage or excessive separation of nodules. They shall be substantially free of all foreign material; for example, copper sulfate, dirt, grease, and oil. Electrical resistivity of the cathodes shall be determined as the mean of results from four specimens.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    Significance and Use

    Calculated values shall be rounded to the desired number of places as directed in Practice E29.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for electrolytic copper cathode; electrorefined and electrowon.

    1.2 UnitsThe values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    Note 1—Cathode produced to this specification corresponds to the designation Cath as defined in Classification B224 and may be used to produce all other coppers listed in Classification B224 that are normally produced from Cath copper.

    Note 2—Grade 1 cathode conforms to the chemical compositional requirements of Copper UNS No. C11040, except for oxygen, and is suitable for the manufacture of wire rod as designated in Specification B49.

    1.3 The following hazard caveat applies to the test methods described in Annex A2 of this specification: 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.

    ASTM Standards

    B49 Specification for Copper Rod Drawing Stock for Electrical Purposes

    B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials

    B224 Classification of Coppers

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E50 Practices for Apparatus, Reagents, and Safety Considerations for Chemical Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E53 Test Method for Determination of Copper in Unalloyed Copper by Gravimetry


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/B0115-10

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