ASTM B188-00

    Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Bus Pipe and Tube

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for seamless copper bus pipe and tube intended for use as electrical conductors.

    1.1.1 The product shall normally be made from one of the following coppers, as denoted in the ordering information:

    CopperUsed Desig-
    UNS No.nation Type of Copper
    C10100 OFE Oxygen-free, electronic
    C10200 OFOxygen-free without residual deoxidants
    C10300 -Oxygen-free, extra low phosphorus
    C10400, C10500,C10700OFS Oxygen-free, silver bearing
    C11000 ETPElectrolytic tough pitch
    C11300, C11400,C11600STP Silver-bearing tough pitch
    C12000 DLPPhosphorized, low residual phosphorus

    1.2 Other coppers may be agreed upon between purchaser and supplier. Unless otherwise specified, any one of the above coppers may be furnished.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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

    B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials

    B428 Test Method for Angle of Twist in Rectangular and Square Copper and Copper Alloy Tube

    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

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

    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

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

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

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

    E255 Practice for Sampling Copper and Copper Alloys for the Determination of Chemical Composition

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

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40182000(Seamless copper tubes); 40171511(Commercial copper pipe)

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    DOI: 10.1520/B0188-00

    Citation Format

    ASTM B188-00, Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Bus Pipe and Tube, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002,

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