Active Standard ASTM B900 | Developed by Subcommittee: B05.91
Book of Standards Volume: 02.01
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Significance and Use
This practice is applicable to packaging of copper alloy mill products for shipment to agencies of the U.S. Government.
It covers packaging of rod, bar, shapes, plate, sheet, strip, foil, wire, flat wire, rolled bar, forgings, pipe, and tube products.
1.1 This practice establishes requirements for packaging, packing, and marking intended to ensure proper and safe storage and transportation of copper and copper alloy mill products, both foreign and domestic, for direct shipment to government activities or shipment processed at a military activity or agency. This practice details the materials, methods, containers, and procedures for the preparation for shipment of copper and copper alloy mill products. Mill products wherein copper is the basic metal are within the scope of this practice. Commercial packaging establishes the minimum requirements that apply unless Level A or B packing is specified (see 6.1).
1.2 Units—The values stated in inch-pound units are regarded as standard. The SI 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 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.
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
D143 Test Methods for Small Clear Specimens of Timber
D779 Test Method for Water Resistance of Paper, Paperboard, and Other Sheet Materials by the Dry Indicator Method
D828 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Paper and Paperboard Using Constant-Rate-of-Elongation Apparatus
D1974 Practice for Methods of Closing, Sealing, and Reinforcing Fiberboard Boxes
D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging
D4444 Test Method for Laboratory Standardization and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters
D5118/D5118M Practice for Fabrication of Fiberboard Shipping Boxes
D5168 Practice for Fabrication and Closure of Triple-Wall Corrugated Fiberboard Containers
D5330/D5330M Specification for Pressure-Sensitive Tape for Packaging, Filament-Reinforced
D6251/D6251M Specification for Wood-Cleated Panelboard Shipping Boxes
ANSI StandardANSI/ASQCZ1.4 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes
Federal SpecificationsPPP-D-729 Drums: Metal, 55-Gallon (for Shipment of Noncorrosive Material)
Military StandardMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
Military PublicationMIL-HDBK-774 Palletized Unit Loads
ICS Number Code 77.120.30 (Copper and copper alloys)
UNSPSC Code 12141711(Copper Cu); 73151600(Packaging services)