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This specification covers plates made of carbon steel or low-alloy steel base, to which a layer of copper or copper-base alloy cladding is integrally and continuously bonded on one or both sides. The material is generally intended for pressure vessel applications, but may be used in other structural applications where corrosion resistance or conductivity of the alloy is of prime importance. The steel shall be primarily made by the open-hearth, electric-furnace (with optional degassing and refining done separately), or basic-oxygen processes. Secondary processes may also be performed, whereby the steel made from the primary processes is remelted using, but not limited to, electroslag remelting or vacuum arc remelting. Materials shall be tested and shall conform to dimensional (thickness, flatness, and outside diameter), mechanical (tensile, shear and bond strengths), and chemical composition requirements. The manufacturer may rework defects in the cladding by repair welding provided specific requirements are met.
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1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for plate of a carbon steel or low-alloy steel base to which is integrally and continuously bonded on one or both sides a layer of copper or copper-base alloy. The material is generally intended for pressure vessel use but may be used in other structural applications where corrosion resistance or conductivity of the alloy is of prime importance.
1.2 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A6/A6M Specification for General Requirements for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes, and Sheet Piling
A20/A20M Specification for General Requirements for Steel Plates for Pressure Vessels
A578/A578M Specification for Straight-Beam Ultrasonic Examination of Rolled Steel Plates for Special Applications
B96/B96M Specification for Copper-Silicon Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar for General Purposes and Pressure Vessels
B152/B152M Specification for Copper Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Rolled Bar
B171/B171M Specification for Copper-Alloy Plate and Sheet for Pressure Vessels, Condensers, and Heat Exchangers
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
ASME CodeBoiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII
ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)
UNSPSC Code 40101833(Boiler or heater igniter); 30102204(Steel plate)
ASTM B432-14, Standard Specification for Copper and Copper Alloy Clad Steel Plate, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top