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This practice establishes the requirements for physical item identification marking of aluminum and magnesium products. Package marking for shipment and inspection acceptance is not within the scope of this standard. Wrought aluminum and magnesium mill products shall be marked for identification purposes only with the following information on the product or on tags attached to the product: (1) name or registered trademark of the company, (2) alloy and temper of the product, (3) basic number of the specification to which the product was produced, (4) specified (ordered) dimensions of the following products: sheet and plate, coiled wire and spooled wire, straight length tube and coiled tube, and pipe, (5) lot number, and (6) the word "seamless" on certain tube or pipe. Spot marking requirements for the following wrought aluminum and magnesium mill products are detailed and illustrated: (1) coiled sheet, (2) flat sheet and plate, (3) circles, (4) tread plate, (5) foil, (6) rod, bar, and extruded profiles, (7) structural profiles, (8) tube and pipe, (9) wire, (10) bus bar, and (11) forgings such as hand and die forgings. Requirements for marking cast aluminum and magnesium products (castings, remelt ingot for castings, and ingot or billet for fabricating), unalloyed aluminum and magnesium ingot, and special products are specified.
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1.1 This practice establishes the physical item marking requirements for identification purposes for aluminum and magnesium products. Package marking for shipment and inspection acceptance is not within the scope of this standard.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B361 Specification for Factory-Made Wrought Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Welding Fittings
B404/B404M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Seamless Condenser and Heat-Exchanger Tubes with Integral Fins
B547/B547M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Formed and Arc-Welded Round Tube
B881 Terminology Relating to Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
ANSI StandardsH35.1/H35.1(M) Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum Available from Aluminum Association, Inc., 1525 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22209, http://www.aluminum.org.
Military StandardsMIL-STD-409 Alloy Nomenclature and Temper Designation System for Magnesium Base Alloys Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098, http://www.dodssp.daps.mil.
ICS Number Code 77.150.10 (Aluminium products); 77.150.99 (Other products of non-ferrous metals)
UNSPSC Code 11101705(Aluminum); 12141502(Magnesium Mg)
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ASTM B666 / B666M-15, Standard Practice for Identification Marking of Aluminum and Magnesium Products, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top