ASTM B188-15

    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 be made from one of the following coppers, as denoted in the ordering information:2

    Copper
    UNS No.2

    Previously
    Used
    Designation

    Type of Copper

     

     

      C10100

     OFE

    Oxygen-free, electronic

      C10200

    OF

    Oxygen-free without residual deoxidants

      C10300

    Oxygen-free, extra low phosphorus

      C10400, C10500,
       C10700

     OFS

    Oxygen-free, silver bearing

      C11000

     ETP

    Electrolytic tough pitch

      C11300, C11400,
       C11600

     STP

    Silver-bearing tough pitch

      C12000

     DLP

    Phosphorized, low residual phosphorus

    1.2 Unless otherwise specified, any one of the above coppers may be furnished.

    1.3 Units—The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units, which are provided for information only and are not considered standard.


    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/B0188-15

    Citation Format

    ASTM B188-15, Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Bus Pipe and Tube, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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