ASTM A987 / A987M - 19

    Standard Practice for Measuring Shape Characteristics of Tin Mill Products

    Active Standard ASTM A987 / A987M | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.20

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.06


      Format Pages Price  
    PDF 8 $50.00   ADD TO CART
    Hardcopy (shipping and handling) 8 $50.00   ADD TO CART
    Standard + Redline PDF Bundle 16 $60.00   ADD TO CART



    Significance and Use

    4.1 The definitions and procedures for measuring shape characteristics of tin mill products are provided so that purchasers and suppliers have common measuring procedures and definitions of shape characteristics. These procedures provide definitions and measuring techniques of shape characteristics. The intention of these definitions and measuring practices is not to provide a dimensional specification for shape characteristics, but rather common procedure(s) for quantifying shape anomalies.

    1. Scope

    1.1 Shape is a significant quality characteristic for tin mill products. Plate-shape is affected by mill process factors plus the temper, thickness, and width of the material supplied. It is the purpose of this practice to define accurately the different plate shape characteristics and to describe the practice(s) most commonly used to measure particular characteristics.

    1.2 Quantitative limits are not addressed and should be established on an individual producer and user basis, where appropriate.

    1.3 Units—The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not necessarily exact equivalents; therefore, to ensure conformance with the standard, each system shall be used independently of the other, and values from the two systems shall not be combined.

    1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    A599/A599M Specification for Tin Mill Products, Electrolytic Tin-Coated, Cold-Rolled Sheet

    A623 Specification for Tin Mill Products, General Requirements

    A623M Specification for Tin Mill Products, General Requirements [Metric]

    A624/A624M Specification for Tin Mill Products, Electrolytic Tin Plate, Single Reduced

    A625/A625M Specification for Tin Mill Products, Black Plate, Single-Reduced

    A626/A626M Specification for Tin Mill Products, Electrolytic Tin Plate, Double Reduced

    A650/A650M Specification for Tin Mill Products, Black Plate, Double Reduced

    A657/A657M Specification for Tin Mill Products, Black Plate Electrolytic Chromium-Coated, Single and Double Reduced


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30264100(Steel alloy sheets)


    Referencing This Standard
    Link Here
    Link to Active (This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.)

    DOI: 10.1520/A0987_A0987M-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM A987 / A987M-19, Standard Practice for Measuring Shape Characteristics of Tin Mill Products, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

    Back to Top