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1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for high conductivity, tough-pitch, copper wire bars, cakes, slabs, billets, ingots, and ingot bars.
1.2 Copper under this specification corresponds to the designations "ETP" (UNS C11000) and "FRHC" (UNS C11020) as shown in Classification B 224. These coppers may also be used to produce coppers corresponding to the following:
1.3 Although this specification includes certain UNS designations as described in Practice E 527, these designations are for cross reference only and are not specification requirements. Therefore, in case of conflict, this ASTM specification shall govern.
1.4 UnitsThe values stated in inch-pound units are the standard, except for electrical resistivity, which is expressed in SI units. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units, which are provided for information only, and are not considered the 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.
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
B224 Classification of Coppers
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
B950 Guide for Editorial Procedures and Form of Product Specifications for Copper and Copper Alloys
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
E255 Practice for Sampling Copper and Copper Alloys for the Determination of Chemical Composition
E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)
UNSPSC Code 26121517(Copper wire); 30262200(Copper bars)
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ASTM B5-00(2005), Standard Specification for High Conductivity Tough-Pitch Copper Refinery Shapes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2005, www.astm.orgBack to Top