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This specification covers selected uncoated or coated aluminum, aluminum alloy, and aluminum clad steel cable shielding stocks used for electrostatic or electromagnetic shielding in insulated power, control, instrumentation, and communication cables including coaxial cables. Claddings may be bonded to the base metal by any method, provided it can produce a clad material that conforms to the requirements. Aluminum materials should be furnished in Temper 0 while aluminum clad steel materials should be in the annealed temper. When specified, cable shielding stock may be coated with a protective plastic coating on one or both sides.
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.
1.1 This specification covers selected aluminum, aluminum-alloy and aluminum clad steel cable shielding stock, both uncoated and coated, for applications such as electrostatic or electromagnetic shielding for insulated power, control, instrumentation and communication cables (including coaxial cable). Note 1See B 694, Specification for Copper, Copper Alloy, and Copper-Clad Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip for Electrical Cable Shielding for related standards for copper-based shielding materials.
1.2 The materials covered are the following:
|Type of Material||Coating|
|Aluminum 1060||vinyl resin|
|Aluminum 1100||vinyl resin|
|Aluminum 1145||vinyl resin|
|Aluminum 1235||vinyl resin|
|Alloy 3003||vinyl resin|
|Aluminum Clad Steel||none|
|Aluminum Clad Steel||polyolefin|
1.3 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see Annex A2.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A568/A568M Specification for Steel, Sheet, Carbon, Structural, and High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled and Cold-Rolled, General Requirements for
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
B557 Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
B694 Specification for Copper, Copper-Alloy, Copper-Clad Bronze (CCB), Copper-Clad Stainless Steel (CCS), and Copper-Clad Alloy Steel (CAS) Sheet and Strip for Electrical Cable Shielding
D903 Test Method for Peel or Stripping Strength of Adhesive Bonds
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E34 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum-Base Alloys
E55 Practice for Sampling Wrought Nonferrous Metals and Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition
E227 Test Method for Optical Emission Spectrometric Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by the Point-to-Plane Technique
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
E607 Test Method for Atomic Emission Spectrometric Analysis Aluminum Alloys by the Point to Plane Technique Nitrogen Atmosphere
E716 Practices for Sampling and Sample Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition by Spectrochemical Analysis
E1251 Test Method for Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry
American National StandardsB46.1 Surface Texture Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
ICS Number Code 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)