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This specification establishes the requirements for copper nickel, ferro copper, phosphor copper, and silicon copper master alloys in ingot, shot, and waffle form to be used as addition agents for cast and wrought alloys. Any material may be used which, when melted, will form an alloy of the required composition. Any manufacturing process may be used that will yield a product uniform in composition and free of defects of a nature that would render the product unsuitable for the intended application. The product in final form shall conform to the chemical composition requirements for the specified alloy. The sample for chemical analysis shall be done as specified. Composition shall be determined as the average of results from at least two replicate determinations for each element specified. For purposes of determining compliance with the specified limits for chemical composition, an observed or calculated value shall be rounded appropriately.
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Significance and Use
11.1 For purposes of determining compliance with the specified limits for chemical composition an observed or calculated value shall be rounded as indicated in accordance with the Rounding method of Practice .
Rounded Unit for Observed or Calculated Value
Nearest unit in the last right-hand significant digit
1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for copper nickel, ferro copper, phosphor copper, and silicon copper master alloys in ingot, shot, and waffle form to be used as addition agents for cast and wrought alloys.
1.2 Units—Values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.3 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.
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E54 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Special Brasses and Bronzes
E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)
E76 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Nickel-Copper Alloys
E255 Practice for Sampling Copper and Copper Alloys for the Determination of Chemical Composition
E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys
E1371 Test Method for Gravimetric Determination of Phosphorus in Phosphorus-Copper Alloys or Phosphorus-Copper-Silver Alloys
ISO StandardNo. 4748 Determination of Iron Content; Na2EDTA Titrimetric Method
ICS Number Code 25.160.20 (Welding consumables)
UNSPSC Code 12141711(Copper Cu)
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