This specification establishes the requirements for rods, bars, and shapes of naval brass with Copper Alloy UNS Nos. C46200, C46400, C47940, C48200, and C48500. Tempers available under this specification are M30 (as-hot extruded), O60 (soft annealed), O50 (light annealed), H60 (cold headed and formed), H02 (½ hard), and H04 (hard). Products shall be tested and shall adhere to dimensional (diameter, shape, length, straightness, and edge contour), mechanical (tensile and yield strength, Rockwell hardness, and elongation), and chemical composition requirements. Products shall also meet piston-finish rod and shafting, and U.S. Government purchase requirements.
1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for naval brass rod, bar, and shapes produced from Copper Alloy UNS Nos. C46200, C46400, C46750, C47940, C48200, C48500, or C48640.
1.1.1 For piston-finish rod or shafting refer to the Other Requirements Section.
1.1.2 For hot forging material, refer to Specification B124/B124M.
1.2 Units—The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, SI units are shown in brackets. 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.
1.3 Warning—Mercury is a definite health hazard in use and disposal (see Performance Requirements).
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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.
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