ASTM B138 / B138M - 11

    Standard Specification for Manganese Bronze Rod, Bar, and Shapes

    Active Standard ASTM B138 / B138M | Developed by Subcommittee: B05.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.01


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    Abstract

    This specification establishes the requirements for rods, bars, and shapes of manganese bronze with Copper Alloy UNS Nos. C67000, C67500, and C67600. The materials for manufacture shall be cast billets of such purity and soundness as to be suitable for processing by hot working (extrusion, forging, or rolling) to produce a uniform wrought structure in the finished product. Tempers available under this specification are O60 (soft anneal temper), M20 (as hot rolled temper), M30 (as hot extruded temper), H02 (half-hard temper), and H04 (hard temper). Products shall be tested (including by residual stress test and ammonia vapor test) and shall adhere to dimensional (diameter, width, thickness, shape, length, straightness, and edge contour), mechanical (tensile and yield strength, and elongation), and chemical composition requirements.

    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

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for manganese bronze rod, bar and shapes produced in Copper Alloy UNS Nos. C67000, C67500, or C67600.

    1.2 UnitsThe values stated in inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately in the standard. Within the text, the SI values are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system of units may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard.

    1.3 WarningMercury has been designated by EPA and many state agencies as a hazardous material that can cause central nervous system, kidney, and liver damage. Mercury, or its vapor, may be hazardous to health and corrosive to materials. Caution should be taken when handling mercury and mercury-containing products. See the applicable product Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for details and EPAs website (http://www.epa.gov/mercury/faq.htm) for additional information. Users should be aware that selling mercury or mercury-containing products, or both, in your state may be prohibited by state law.

    Note 1—Product suitable for hot forging applications is available under Specification B124/B124M.

    1.4 The following safety hazard caveat pertains only to the Performance Requirements section of 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.

    ASTM Standards

    B124/B124M Specification for Copper and Copper Alloy Forging Rod, Bar, and Shapes

    B154 Test Method for Mercurous Nitrate Test for Copper Alloys

    B249/B249M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Rod, Bar, Shapes and Forgings

    B858 Test Method for Ammonia Vapor Test for Determining Susceptibility to Stress Corrosion Cracking in 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)

    E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30262500(Bronze bars); 30102411(Bronze rods)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0138_B0138M-11

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