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This specification establishes the requirements UNS C26000 brass sheets, strips, plates, bars, and disks (blanks) that are used for the manufacture of ammunition parts like cartridge cups and disks. Each product should be manufactured by hot working, cold working, and annealing processes to produce a uniform wrought structure having the temper specified for the finished product. This specification also contains information on the prescribed tensile strength and elongation for a given thickness of annealed and as-hot rolled materials, as well as the required tensile strengths for particular rolled temper designations.
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1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for sheet, strip, plate, bar, and disks for the manufacture of ammunition component parts thereof from alloy UNS C26000.
1.2 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.
1.2.1 Exception—Values given in inch-pound units are the standard except for grain size which is stated in metric units.
1.3 The following safety caveat pertains only to the test method described in Section of this specification. (Warning—Mercury has been designated by many regulatory agencies as a hazardous material that can cause serious medical issues. Mercury, or its vapor, has been demonstrated to be hazardous to health and corrosive to materials. Caution should be taken when handling mercury and mercury containing products. See the applicable product Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for additional information. Users should be aware that selling mercury and/or mercury containing products into your state or country may be prohibited by law.)
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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B154 Test Method for Mercurous Nitrate Test for Copper Alloys
B248 Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar
B601 Classification for Temper Designations for Copper and Copper Alloys--Wrought and Cast
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
E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size
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 30261600(Brass sheets); 30261500(Brass bars)
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ASTM B19-15, Standard Specification for Cartridge Brass Sheet, Strip, Plate, Bar, and Disks, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top