ASTM B662 - 94(2012)

    Standard Specification for Silver-Molybdenum Electrical Contact Material

    Active Standard ASTM B662 | Developed by Subcommittee: B02.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.04

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    This specification covers electrical contact components made from silver-molybdenum by powder metallurgical procedures. Chemical analysis of the samples shall be done to determine their chemical composition. The material shall be finished by different methods like braze alloy backing, tumbling to polish surfaces, special surface finish, and cleaning.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    Significance and Use

    Proprietary methods for the manufacture of these materials vary significantly among suppliers, and these methods influence such properties as arc erosion, contact resistance, and the tendency to weld in service. Since the performance of contacts in a device depends on numerous factors outside the contact itself (opening speed, closing speed, contact pressure, contact bounce, environmental variations, assembly technique and variations, etc.), this specification cannot ensure performance control in the application. As part of the qualification on initial samples, it is recommended that the user functionally and electrically test the materials for all devices applicable to the material's use. This specification will provide a means for the contact manufacturer and contact user to reach agreement on the details of the material to be supplied for a specific use, and reasonable assurance that future lots will be similar in properties and microstructure to the initial test or sample contacts supplied.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers electrical contact components made from silver-molybdenum by powder metallurgical procedures.

    1.2 This specification covers compositions within the silver-molybdenum system normally specified by users of contacts.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    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 become familiar with all hazards including those identified in the appropriate Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for this product/material as provided by the manufacturer, 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.

    ASTM Standards

    B328 Test Method for Density, Oil Content, and Interconnected Porosity of Sintered Metal Structural Parts and Oil-Impregnated Bearings

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.120.99 (Other non-ferrous metals and their alloys)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31133702(Electrical contact powdered metal and metal alloy)

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    DOI: 10.1520/B0662-94R12

    Citation Format

    ASTM B662-94(2012), Standard Specification for Silver-Molybdenum Electrical Contact Material , ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012,

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