ASTM B77 - 07(2013)

    Standard Test Method for Thermoelectric Power of Electrical-Resistance Alloys

    Active Standard ASTM B77 | Developed by Subcommittee: B02.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.04


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The purpose of this method is to determine the suitability of different metals for use in resistance apparatus in which a low thermoelectric power is desired. As most electric circuits are largely composed of copper, the thermoelectric power of a resistance metal will generally be measured against copper.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the thermoelectric power of a metal or alloy with respect to copper when the temperatures of the junctions lie between 0 and 100°C.

    1.2 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.

    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 become familiar with all hazards including those identified in the appropriate Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for this product/material as provided by the manufacturer, 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

    B3 Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.120.01 (Non-ferrous metals in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12141711(Copper Cu)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0077-07R13

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