Active Standard ASTM B62 | Developed by Subcommittee: B05.05
Book of Standards Volume: 02.01
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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.
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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.
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 StandardsSP-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 Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)