ASTM B591 - 09

    Standard Specification for Copper-Zinc-Tin and Copper-Zinc-Tin-Iron-Nickel Alloys Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar

    Active Standard ASTM B591 | Developed by Subcommittee: B05.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.01

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    This specification covers the requirements for plates, sheets, strips, and rolled bars of copper-zinc-tin and copper-zinc-tin-iron-nickel alloys with Copper Alloy UNS Nos. C40500, C40810, C40850, C40860, C41100, C41300, C41500, C42200, C42500, C42520, C43000, and C43400. Materials shall be processed by hot working, cold working, and annealing as to produce a uniform wrought structure in the finished product. Tempers shall be available in the rolled, as hot rolled, or annealed conditions. Products shall be sampled and prepared, then tested accordingly to examine their conformance to dimensional (thickness, length, width, mass, straightness, and edges), mechanical (tensile strength, and Rockwell hardness), chemical composition, and grain size 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.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the requirements for specified copper-zinc-tin alloys and copper-zinc-tin-iron-nickel alloys in the form of plate, sheet, strip, and rolled bar. The alloys and nominal compositions are as follows:

    Copper Alloy
       UNS No.

    1.2 UnitsThe 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.

    ASTM Standards

    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

    E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)

    E76 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Nickel-Copper Alloys

    E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

    E255 Practice for Sampling Copper and Copper Alloys for the Determination of Chemical Composition

    E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30262300(Copper sheets); 30102409(Copper rods)

    DOI: 10.1520/B0591-09

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