ASTM B792 - 13

    Standard Specification for Zinc Alloys in Ingot Form for Slush Casting

    Active Standard ASTM B792 | Developed by Subcommittee: B02.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.04


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    ASTM B792

    Abstract

    This specification covers two commercial zinc alloys, namely: Slush Casting Alloy A (Z34510) and Slush Casting Alloy B (Z30500), in ingot form for remelting for the manufacture of castings. This slush casting alloys are used primarily for the manufacture of hollow castings such as lighting fixtures, lamp bases, and small statues. The alloys may be made by any approved process, shall be of uniform quality, and shall be free from dross, slag, or other harmful contamination. The ingot shall be reasonably free of surface corrosion and adhering foreign matter. Casting alloys in black/red and black/orange color codes shall conform to the chemical composition requirements prescribed for copper, aluminum, lead, cadmium, tin, iron, magnesium, and zinc. The requirements for chemical composition verification such as number of samples, methods of sampling, and method of chemical analysis are given.

    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 commercial zinc alloys in ingot form for remelting for the manufacture of castings from the alloys as specified and designated as shown in Table 1.

    TABLE 1 Chemical and North American Color Code RequirementsA,B

     

    Composition, %

    UNS Z34510
    Slush Casting Alloy A

    UNS Z30500
    Slush Casting Alloy B

    Color CodeC

    Black/Red

    Black/Orange

    Element

     

     

    Copper

    0.2–0.3  

    0.1 max  

    Aluminum

    4.50–5.00 

    5.25–5.75 

    Lead

    0.007 max

    0.007 max

    Cadmium

    0.005 max

    0.005 max

    Tin

    0.005 max

    0.005 max

    Iron

    0.100 max

    0.100 max

    Magnesium

    0.010 max

    0.010 max

    Zinc

    Remainder

    Remainder

    A The following applies to all specified limits in this table. For purposes of determining conformance with this specification, the observed or calculated value obtained from analysis shall be rounded off “to the nearest unit” in the last right-hand place of figures used in expressing the specified limit, in accordance with the rounding method of Practice E29.
    B UNS designations were established in accordance with Practice E527.
    C Refer to Practice B908. (Note: Colors indicated are for North American applications.)

    1.2 Slush casting alloys are used primarily for the manufacture of hollow castings such as lighting fixtures, lamp bases, and small statues.

    1.3 This specification covers two zinc alloys which are specified and designated as follows:

    UNS

    ASTM

    Z34510

    Slush Casting Alloy A

    Z30500

    Slush Casting Alloy B


    1.4 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.

    1.5 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.

    ISO Standards

    ISO 3815-1 Zinc and zinc alloys -- Part 1: Analysis of solid samples by optical emission spectrometry

    ISO 3815-2 Zinc and zinc alloys -- Part 2: Analysis by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry

    ASTM Standards

    B899 Terminology Relating to Non-ferrous Metals and Alloys

    B908 Practice for the Use of Color Codes for Zinc Casting Alloy Ingot

    B949 Specification for General Requirements for Zinc and Zinc Alloy Products

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E88 Practice for Sampling Nonferrous Metals and Alloys in Cast Form for Determination of Chemical Composition

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)

    E536 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Zinc and Zinc Alloys


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.60 (Lead, zinc and tin products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30262900(Zinc ingots strips billets and coil)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0792-13

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