This specification establishes the requirements for sheets and strips of various thicknesses produced from copper (Copper UNS No. C1000), copper-iron alloy (Copper Alloy UNS No. C19400), copper-zinc alloy that is commercial bronze (Copper Alloy UNS No. C22000), copper-zinc alloy that is red brass (Copper Alloy UNS No. C23000), copper-zinc-iron-cobalt alloy (Copper Alloy UNS No. C66400), copper-zinc-iron alloy (Copper Alloy UNS No. C66410), copper-zinc-iron-tin alloy (Copper Alloy UNS No. C66430), cupro-20% nickel (Copper Alloy UNS No. C71000), copper-clad bronze, copper-clad stainless steel, and copper-clad alloy steel. These materials are intended for use as electrostatic or electromagnetic shielding for insulated power, control, instrumentation, and communication cables. Cladding metals may be bonded to the specified base metal by any method that will produce products that will conform to the properties and characteristics prescribed herein. Materials shall be furnished specific to individual metals in the following tempers: H00 (cold-rolled, 1/8 hard), H01 (cold-rolled, ¼ hard), H02 (cold-rolled, ½ hard); O61 (annealed), O81 (annealed, ¼ hard), O50 (light annealed), O61 (annealed, soft), OS035, and OS015. Specimens shall be sampled and prepared, then tested accordingly to examine their conformance to dimensional (mass, thickness, width, straightness, and cladding ratio), mechanical (tensile strength, and Rockwell hardness), electrical (mass resistivity, and conductivity), chemical composition, and grain size requirements.
1.1 This specification establishes the requirements of copper, copper alloy, copper-clad bronze (CCB), copper-clad stainless steel (CCS), and copper-clad alloy steel (CAS) materials, sheet, and strip, in various thicknesses, for use as electrostatic or electromagnetic shielding for insulated power, control, instrumentation, and communication cables.
Note 1—See Specification B 736, for related standards for aluminum-based shielding materials.
1.2 The products covered are the following:
|Copper or Copper Alloy UNS No.||Type of Products|
|C22000||copper-zinc alloy (commercial bronze)|
|C23000||copper-zinc alloy (red brass)|
|C71000||cupro-nickel 20 %|
|...||copper-clad bronze (CCB)|
|...||copper-clad stainless steel (CCS)|
|...||copper-clad alloy steel (CAS)|
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are the standard, except for temperature and grain size which are given in SI units. Values in parentheses are for information only.
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.