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This specification covers magnesium alloys in ingot form for remelting for the manufacture of sand castings, permanent mold castings, investment castings, and die castings. The chemical composition shall conform to the requirements and limits prescribed in the specification. Samples for the chemical analysis may be taken from the molten metal when the ingot is poured or from the ingots.
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1.1 This specification covers magnesium alloys in ingot form for remelting for the manufacture of sand castings, permanent mold castings, investment castings, and die castings.
1.2 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other.
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.
B80 Specification for Magnesium-Alloy Sand Castings
B94 Specification for Magnesium-Alloy Die Castings
B199 Specification for Magnesium-Alloy Permanent Mold Castings
B403 Specification for Magnesium-Alloy Investment Castings
B951 Practice for Codification of Unalloyed Magnesium and Magnesium-Alloys, Cast and Wrought
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E35 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys
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)
ICS Number Code 77.150.20 (Magnesium products)