ASTM B736 - 00(2006)

    Standard Specification for Aluminum, Aluminum Alloy and Aluminum-Clad Steel Cable Shielding Stock

    Active Standard ASTM B736 | Developed by Subcommittee: B07.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.02

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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. Scope

    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:

    Aluminum 1060 Aluminum designations are in accordance with ANSI H35.1. The equivalent Unified Numbering System alloy designations are those shown preceded by A9, for example, A91100 for Aluminum 1100 in accordance with Practice E 527.

    Cladding ratio must be specified (see 5.4).

    Type of MaterialCoating
    Aluminum 1100none
    Aluminum 1145none
    Aluminum 1235none
    Alloy 3003none
    Aluminum 1060polyolefin
    Aluminum 1100polyolefin
    Aluminum 1145polyolefin
    Aluminum 1235polyolefin
    Alloy 3003polyolefin
    Aluminum 1060vinyl resin
    Aluminum 1100vinyl resin
    Aluminum 1145vinyl resin
    Aluminum 1235vinyl resin
    Alloy 3003vinyl resin
    Aluminum Clad Steelnone
    Aluminum Clad Steelpolyolefin

    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.

    The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 12, of this specification. 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.

    ASTM Standards

    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 Standards

    B46.1 Surface Texture Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code

    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0736-00R06

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B736-00(2006), Standard Specification for Aluminum, Aluminum Alloy and Aluminum-Clad Steel Cable Shielding Stock, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2006,

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