ASTM B772 - 97(2012)

    Standard Guide for Specifying the Chemical Compositions for Electrical Contact Materials (Arcing and Nonarcing)

    Active Standard ASTM B772 | Developed by Subcommittee: B02.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.04


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 This guide should be used by committees or individuals in specifying the chemical composition of electrical contact materials.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide provides suggested methods for users and producers of electrical contact materials to specify the chemical compositions of these materials.

    1.2 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

    E1282 Guide for Specifying the Chemical Compositions and Selecting Sampling Practices and Quantitative Analysis Methods for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.040.30 (Chemical analysis of metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 39121522(Electrical contacts)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0772-97R12

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