Active Standard ASTM B194 | Developed by Subcommittee: B05.01
Book of Standards Volume: 02.01
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This specification establishes the requirements for plates, sheets, strips, and rolled bars of copper-beryllium alloy with Copper Alloy UNS Nos. C17000 and C17200. Materials shall be processed by the following conditions: solution heat treatment, solution heat treatment and cold working, precipitation heat treatment, and mill hardening. Specimens shall adhere to specified chemical composition, grain size, and grain count requirements. Alloys shall also undergo tensile and bend tests to evaluate their conformance to tensile strength, yield strength, elongation, and Rockwell hardness requirements.
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Significance and Use
These test methods are primarily intended to test for compliance with composition specifications. It is assumed that all who use these test methods will be trained analysts capable of performing common laboratory procedures skillfully and safely. It is expected that work will be performed in a properly equipped laboratory.
1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for copper-beryllium alloy plate, sheet, strip, and rolled bar. The following alloys are specified:
|Copper Alloy||Previously Used Commercial||Nominal Beryllium|
|UNS No.||Designations||Content, %|
1.2 Unless otherwise specified in the contract or purchase order, Copper Alloy UNS No. C17200 shall be the alloy furnished.
1.3 Units—The 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.
1.4 The following hazard statement pertains only to the test method portions in the annex of this specification:
1.5 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.
B248 Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar
B601 Classification for Temper Designations for Copper and Copper Alloys--Wrought and Cast
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials
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
E60 Practice for Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials by Spectrophotometry
E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size
E255 Practice for Sampling Copper and Copper Alloys for the Determination of Chemical Composition
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
E663 Practice for Flame Atomic Absorption Analysis.
E1024 Guide for Chemical Analysis of Metals and Metal Bearing Ores by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry
ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)
UNSPSC Code 30102209(Copper plate); 30262300(Copper sheets)