Active Standard ASTM B592 | 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-aluminum-cobalt (Copper Alloy UNS No. C68800) and copper-zinc-tin-iron (Copper Alloy UNS No. C66300) alloys. The material for manufacture shall be a cast bar, cake, slab or so forth of such purity and soundness as to be suitable for processing by hot working, cold working, and annealing to produce a uniform wrought structure in the finished product. Products shall be produced in tempers H (rolled), and O (annealed to temper). Products shall be tested to examine their conformance to dimensional (mass, thickness, length, straightness, and edge), mechanical (tensile strength, and Rockwell hardness), electrical (resistivity and equivalent conductivity), chemical composition, and grain size requirements.
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1.1 This specification covers the requirements for plate, sheet, strip, and rolled bar in alloys C66300 and C68800.
Note 1—Since alloy C68800 is frequently used in a variety of applications where yield strength and stress-corrosion resistance may be critical, it is recommended that drawings or samples of the part to be fabricated and details of application be submitted for use in establishing temper and treatment of material.
Note 2—Alloy C66300 is covered by a patent. Interested parties are invited to submit information regarding the identification of an alternative(s) to this patented item to the ASTM International Headquarters. Your comments will receive careful consideration at a meeting of the responsible technical committee, which you may attend.
1.2 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.
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
E54 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Special Brasses and Bronzes
E75 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper-Nickel and Copper-Nickel-Zinc Alloys
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 Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)