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    ASTM B951 - 11(2018)

    Standard Practice for Codification of Unalloyed Magnesium and Magnesium-Alloys, Cast and Wrought

    Active Standard ASTM B951 | Developed by Subcommittee: B07.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.02

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    This practice provides a system for the codification of unalloyed magnesium and magnesium alloys in the cast and wrought forms. Code designations shall be based on their chemical composition limits. For alloys, designations shall consist of not more than two letters representing the alloying elements specified in the greatest amount, followed by the respective percentages and a serial letter. The letters that represent the alloying elements are: A for aluminum; C for copper; E for rare earths; J for strontium; K for zirconium; L for lithium; M for manganese; Q for silver; S for silicon; T for tin; V for gadolinium; W for yttrium; and Z for zinc. For unalloyed metals, designations shall consist of the specified minimum purity, followed by a serial letter. For both cases, the full name of the base metal precedes the designation, but is omitted for brevity when the base metal being referred to is obvious.

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice provides a system for designating unalloyed magnesium and magnesium-alloys that have been used commercially since 1952, and thus is intended to be the registration source for unalloyed magnesium and magnesium-alloys. A record of designations along with the established compositions is given in Table 2.

    1.2 The equivalent Unified Numbering System (UNS) alloy designations shown in the appendixes are in accordance with Practice E527.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    B80 Specification for Magnesium-Alloy Sand Castings

    B90/B90M Specification for Magnesium-Alloy Sheet and Plate

    B91 Specification for Magnesium-Alloy Forgings

    B92/B92M Specification for Unalloyed Magnesium Ingot and Stick For Remelting

    B93/B93M Specification for Magnesium Alloys in Ingot Form for Sand Castings, Permanent Mold Castings, and Die Castings

    B94 Specification for Magnesium-Alloy Die Castings

    B107/B107M Specification for Magnesium-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Profiles, Tubes, and Wire

    B199 Specification for Magnesium-Alloy Permanent Mold Castings

    B403 Specification for Magnesium-Alloy Investment Castings

    B843 Specification for Magnesium Alloy Anodes for Cathodic Protection

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.20 (Magnesium products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code

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    DOI: 10.1520/B0951-11R18

    Citation Format

    ASTM B951-11(2018), Standard Practice for Codification of Unalloyed Magnesium and Magnesium-Alloys, Cast and Wrought, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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