ASTM B62 - 09

    Standard Specification for Composition Bronze or Ounce Metal Castings

    Active Standard ASTM B62 | Developed by Subcommittee: B05.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.01


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    Abstract

    This specification establishes requirements for an alloy having a composition of copper, tin, lead, and zinc which is used for component castings of valves, flanges, and fittings. The specimen shall have the chemical composition of major elements: copper, tin, lead zinc, nickel including cobalt. It must also be comprised of the following residual elements: iron, antimony, sulfur, phosphorus, aluminum, and silicon. Mechanical properties shall be determined from separately cast test bars. Castings shall not be repaired, plugged, welded or burned-in. Valves, flanges, and fittings shall be marked accordingly in such position as not to injure the usefulness of the casting.

    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.

    Significance and Use

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes requirements for an alloy having a composition of copper, tin, lead, and zinc, used for component castings of valves, flanges, and fittings. The common trade name of this alloy is 85-5-5-5; the correct identification is Copper Alloy UNS No. C83600.

    1.2 The castings covered are used in products that may be manufactured in advance and supplied from stock from the manufacturer or other dealer.

    1.3 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.

    ASTM Standards

    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

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

    MSS Standards

    SP-25 Standard Marking System for Valves, Fittings, Flanges and Unions Available from Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry, 127 Park Street NE, Vienna, VA 22180-4602.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31100000(Castings and casting assemblies)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0062-09

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