ASTM B950 - 13

    Standard Guide for Editorial Procedures and Form of Product Specifications for Copper and Copper Alloys

    Active Standard ASTM B950 | Developed by Subcommittee: B05.91

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.01


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The Form and Style for ASTM Standards manual provides mandatory requirements and recommended practices for the preparation and content of ASTM specifications. In order to promote consistency in the style and content of product specifications under its jurisdiction, Committee B05 recognizes the need to provide a supplementary document pertaining to the types of products and materials covered by specifications under its jurisdiction.

    4.2 This guide contains a list of sections to be considered for inclusion in a specification for copper and copper alloys, recommended wording, or both, for such sections. An electronic template including committee adopted language is included in the Appendix.6

    4.3 Persons drafting new product specifications, or modifying existing ones, under the jurisdiction of Committee B05, should follow this guide and the requirements of the Form and Style Manual to ensure consistency.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers the editorial procedures and form and style for product specifications under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys.

    Note 1For standards other than product specifications, such as test methods, practices, and guides, see the appropriate sections of Form and Style for ASTM Standards (Blue Book).2

    1.2 This guide has been prepared as a supplement to the current edition of the Form and Style Manual, and is appropriate for use by the subcommittees within ASTM Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys. This guide is to be applied in conjunction with the Form and Style Manual. The Appendix contains a copy of the B05 electronic template which includes adopted language for various sections and provides a template for drafting B05 product specifications.

    Note 2The contents of this guide were previously maintained as a white paper under the title, “ASTM Committee B05 Outline of Form of Specifications.”

    1.3 Subcommittees preparing new product specifications or revising existing ones should follow the practices and procedures outlined herein, and be guided by the latest specifications covering similar commodities.

    1.4 If a conflict exists between this guide and the mandatory sections of the current edition of the Form and Style Manual, the Form and Style Manual requirements have precedence. If a conflict exists between this guide and the nonmandatory sections of the current edition of the Form and Style Manual, the guide has precedence.

    1.5 When patents are involved, the specifications writer should refer to the Form and Style Manual section on patents and trademarks. Also, refer to part F of the Form and Style Manual for trademark information and the safety hazards caveat.


    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

    B75/B75M Specification for Seamless Copper Tube

    B153 Test Method for Expansion (Pin Test) of Copper and Copper-Alloy Pipe and Tubing

    B154 Test Method for Mercurous Nitrate Test for Copper Alloys

    B170 Specification for Oxygen-Free Electrolytic Copper--Refinery Shapes

    B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials

    B194 Specification for Copper-Beryllium Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar

    B216 Specification for Tough-Pitch Fire-Refined Copper--Refinery Shapes

    B224 Classification of Coppers

    B248 Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar

    B248M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar (Metric)

    B249/B249M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Rod, Bar, Shapes and Forgings

    B250/B250M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper Alloy Wire

    B251 Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Seamless Copper and Copper-Alloy Tube

    B251M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Seamless Copper and Copper-Alloy Tube (Metric)

    B577 Test Methods for Detection of Cuprous Oxide (Hydrogen Embrittlement Susceptibility) in Copper

    B601 Classification for Temper Designations for Copper and Copper Alloys--Wrought and Cast

    B824 Specification for General Requirements for Copper Alloy Castings

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

    B858 Test Method for Ammonia Vapor Test for Determining Susceptibility to Stress Corrosion Cracking in Copper Alloys

    B900 Practice for Packaging of Copper and Copper Alloy Mill Products for U.S. Government Agencies

    B968/B968M Test Method for Flattening of Copper and Copper-Alloy Pipe and Tube

    E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing

    E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials

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

    E44 Definitions for Terms Relating to Heat Treatment of Metals

    E53 Test Method for Determination of Copper in Unalloyed Copper by Gravimetry

    E54 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Special Brasses and Bronzes

    E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)

    E76 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Nickel-Copper Alloys

    E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

    E118 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper-Chromium Alloys

    E121 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper-Tellurium Alloys

    E243 Practice for Electromagnetic (Eddy-Current) Examination of Copper and Copper-Alloy Tubes

    E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys

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

    E581 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Manganese-Copper Alloys

    E1227 Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Metals

    E1371 Test Method for Gravimetric Determination of Phosphorus in Phosphorus-Copper Alloys or Phosphorus-Copper-Silver Alloys


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12141711(Copper Cu)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0950

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