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1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for copper-nickel alloy castings with nominal compositions shown in Table 1. These are as follows:
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1.2 Castings of these alloys are used primarily for corrosion-resistance applications such as in construction and for pressure vessels, particularly in marine pumps, valves, and fittings.
1.3 These alloys are considered weldable, but they may be ordered with a weld test to ensure weldability. When extensive welding is to be performed on the casting, weldability tests should be specified in the ordering information (5.2.6) to ensure proper welding characteristics.
1.4 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.
1.5 The following hazard statement applies only to Section 8, Weldability Test, 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.
TABLE 1 Nominal Compositions
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2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B208 Practice for Preparing Tension Test Specimens for Copper Alloy Sand, Permanent Mold, Centrifugal, and Continuous Castings
B824 Specification for General Requirements for Copper Alloy Castings
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
ASME CodeASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Available fro
AWS StandardAWS A5.6 Specification for Copper and Copper-Alloy Arc-Welding Electrodes Available from American Welding Society (AWS), 550 NW LeJeune Rd., Miami, FL 33126, http://www.aws.org.
UNSPSC Code 31100000(Castings and casting assemblies)
ASTM B369-09, Standard Specification for Copper-Nickel Alloy Castings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top