ASTM B577 - 10

    Standard Test Methods for Detection of Cuprous Oxide (Hydrogen Embrittlement Susceptibility) in Copper

    Active Standard ASTM B577 | Developed by Subcommittee: B05.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.01

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    Significance and Use

    These test methods determine whether copper products will be resistant to embrittlement when exposed to elevated temperatures in a reducing atmosphere.

    It is assumed that all who use these test methods will be trained personnel capable of performing these procedures skillfully and safely. It is expected that work will be performed in a properly equipped facility.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods describe procedures for determining the presence of cuprous oxide (Cu2O) in products made from deoxidized and oxygen-free copper.

    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

    E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens

    E883 Guide for Reflected-Light Photomicrography

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12141711(Copper Cu)

    DOI: 10.1520/B0577-10

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