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IS 6051 (1970): Code for designation of aluminium and its
alloys [MTD 7: Light Metals and their Alloys]

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c-_-- . . IS:6051-1970 ( Reaffirmed 1999 ) Indian Standard ( Rerffirmed 1979) CODE FOR DESIGNATION OF ALUMINIUM AND ITS ALLOYS ( Third Reprint FEBRUARY 1996 ) UDC 669.II-------.62 0 Copyright 1971 BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS MANAK BHAVAN.71:003. 9 0AHADUR SHAH ZAFAR MARC NEW DELHI 110002 Gr 3 Jub 1971 .

H. RAY Directorate General of Supplies & Disposals. 9 BAHADUR SIIAII ZAFAR MARC NEW DELI11 110002 . Calcutta SHRI V. &BANI (Alternate j SHKI M. CHOU~DHUHY Directorate of Technical Development & Production ( Air ). C.C. K.K. 5. B. Calcutta DR V.~RWAMY Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. GOKAKHPUR ( Altsmatc) SHKI P. NABHIRAJ ( Alternnle) ( Continued on page 2 ) BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS MANAK BHAVAN. Calcutta SHRI P.GANGopADHyAy Ministry of Defence ( DGI ) SHRI D. Kundara SHRI P. PEER MOHAMMED The Aluminium Industries Ltd.JOSEPH (Alternate) SHR~K. K. Hyderabad SHRI B. N. M. K: AQR~WAL Hindustan Aluminium Corporation Ltd. RDSO. MUKH~U~E ( Alternare ) \ SHRI N. K.RAM. IS : 6051. S. B. CHITTARAN- JAN CHEMIST & MBTALLURGIST. SHAH Jeewanlal (1929) Ltd. Mirzapur SHRI N. MURTHY Indian Aluminum Co Ltd. P. BISWA~ (Alternate) SHRI D. MATHUR ( Alternate) SHRI D. K. Calcutta SHHI OM KHOSLA Electrical Manufacturing Co Ltd. MAHAPATRA f Alternate 1 SHRXC. SEN ( Alternate ) SHRI D. Calcutta SHRI B. Y. MUEHEHJEA India Government Mint ( Ministry of Finance ). Air Headquarters DEP~JTY DIRECTOR RESEARCH Ministry of Railways ( MET )-2. Calcutta SWKI 0. Bombay SHRI D. Bangalore SHRI K. Hyderabad SHICI S. D AQAR~AL The Aluminium Corporation of India Ltd. SETR ( Alternate ) SHRI D. BAQCHI National Test House. Renukoot. D. CHANDNA~EKHAR Ministry of Defence ( R & D ) SHRI P. SMDC 10 Chairmm Representing SHRI R.N. SHANKAR Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. New Delhi SHRI J. Calcutta Members SERIV. GOPALKRISHNAN Indian Aluminium Co Ltd. P. MOQHE Director General of Ordnance Factories ( Ministry of Defence ). NORTHEASTERN RAILWAY.1970 Indian Standard CODE FOR DESIGNATION OF ALUMINIUM AND ITS ALLOYS Light Metals and Their Alloys Sectional Committee. CHATTERJEE The Indian Standard Metal Co Ltd.

TI~EHAN National Metallurgical Laboratory (CSIR ). Renukoot. New Delhi SHILI B. ISI ( Ex-oficio Mrmbrr ) Deputy Director ( Strut & hlet ) SHBI S. BALI Deputy Director ( Metals). P. 181 Panel for Aluminium Designations. L. B. SMDC 10/P-12 Convener SHRT M. IS:6051-1970 (Continued from page 1) Members Representing DR Y. Director General. GOPALXRISHNAN Indian Aluminium Co Ltd.illerrmfc) SHHI R. K. SLTANUAK Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. Calcutta 2 . N. Bangalore Members SHKI V. SINHA ( . V. klirzapur SHRI N. K. VIKABHAI>RAY~-A Directorate General of Technical Development. &WASTAVA. Jamshedpur SHRI V. AQ~~AWAL Hindustan Aluminium Corporation Ltd.

aluminium (un-alloyed ). With this system. 1. rules as described in IS : 2-1960* shall be applicable. The designation system covered in this code not onLy offers clues to the type of alloys but also attempts to rationally group all the alloys. presented many problems. the digital system was considered fairly simple and convenient for the most part. some based on digital and some on elemental percentage. FOREWORD 0.2. which is either suggestive or self-indicative of the approximate composition and type of the alloys. the designation of new ahoys which may be formulated in future will also be possible. 0.1 Although the five-and four-digit systems have been explained in the code by suitable examples given under relevant clauses. wrought aluminium alloys. and primary ingots. 3 . for aluminium and its alloys.1This Indian Standard was adopted by the Indian Standards Institution on 7 December 1970. Also titles of the Indian Standards referred to in this code are given on page 10. castings ( unalloyed ). the existing aluminium and aluminium alloy designations have been translated into the new alloy designations in Appendix A for ready reference. *Rules for rounding off numerical values ( mired ). castingalloys. IS-:6051-1970 Indian Standard CODE FOR DESIGNATION OF ALUMINIUM AND ITS ALLOYS 0.3 For the purpose of rounding off. As a result of a critical’study and a series of exercises under- taken of designation systems so far prevalent. namely. in view of diverse systems prevalent in different countries of the world. after the draft finalized by the Light Metals and Their Alloys Sectional Committee had been approved by the Structural and Metals Division Council.1 This code prescribes method for designating aluminium and its alloys. 0. 0. SCOPE 1.2 Formulation of a fundamental and rational designation system.

0 The new alloy designation system for aluminium and its alloys is based on a ‘Five-Digit System’ for wrought aluminium alloys.1 Wrought Aluminkm Alloys.1 Elements shall be identified by the group number indicated against each in Table 1.Si ) Zinc Other Elements (such as. Titanium. AND FOUR-DIGIT SYSTEMS 3. Lead. castings (un-alloyed j and primary ingots. First Digit Second Digit Third. Nickel. except for the case of same alloy percentage 4 . aluminium (un-alloyed) and a ‘Four-Digit System’ for casting alloys. ( Chromium. Fourth and Fifth Digits identifies rounded off mean value identify the Minor Alloying the Major of the percentage of Elements in the descending Alloying the Major Alloying order of their percentage and in Element E 1 e m e n t. _ FIVE-DIGIT SYSTEM 3. TABLE 1 ELEMENT NUMBER DESIGNATIONS ELFNLIENT GROUP NUYBEB Un--4ftpljed Aluminium ( Wrought and Cast 1 Copper Manganese Silicon Magnesium Magnesium Silicide ( Mg.IS I 6051-1970 2. FIVE. etc ) Unassigned 9 3. IDENTIFICATION OF ELEMENTS 2. Bismuth. Fourth and Ffth Lkgrts First Digit Second Digit indicates Third.

cess of that required . the Third rounded off Digit will be zero In case of High Purity Aluminium Base Alloy.0 IC 19000 *Un-Alloyed aluminium by convention or definition is not less than 990 percent aluminium. except for Group refers to the mean 6 containing the intermetallic percentage halved and compound (Mg&) when the rounded off. tage minium shown tage as 1 Examples: Aluminium Purity. F&n and F$th Digi&‘ Group 4 containing in the serial order (see new desigt Silicon. Si O-50 (EC Grade) 91E 6340 1 Mg O-95.7 which is five times.2 31009 Si 5-2 %l 43000 Mg 4.5. and for Third Digit refers to either Mag- Group 6 ‘containing nesium or Silicon which is in ex- Magnesium Silicide. Percent Old Designation New Designation Al 99.85 Hll 22450 Mn 1.5 :I3 19500 Al 99. Si 1.4. the Fifth Digit will be 1 Examfiles: Alloying Elements and Their Old Designation New Design&on Mean Percentages Cu 1. Example: Alloyed Alumi. 1969 19501 Al 99. the mean Mag. Si 0. when the digit nation for H 12 ). For nesium percentage balanced compositions. ls : 605S.Second Digit is Third and Four. the ratio. 9. Mg 0. the unit digit cate the decimal any. Mn O-75 N8 54300 Mg 065. EC Grade Alu- nium* (Wrought) purity percen.for Magne- the digit refers to sium Silicide (that is 1. of 99 minimum purity percen.5 ( EC Grade) 1E of IS: 5082. Fifth Digit indi- ways shown as 1 always shown as th Digits indi. 5 .2 Wrought AIumininm ( Un-Alloyed ) First Digit Second Digit Third and Fourth Fifth Digit Digits First Digit is al.0.99 19990 Al 99. cates Variants if representing Un. Si O-50 H9 63400 Mg O-65.1976 First Digit Second Di&t 22&i.95 H19 65400 3. of Mg to Si).

6 A-2 4520 Si 11.6 . Second Digit is Third Digit indi. the unit ma1 purity per. Ex- Un-Alloyed Al. ehe order of their decreasing per- jor Allo. dicates Vari- 1 representing as 9.0 percent aluminium.5. Percent Old Designation New Designation Al 99. Fe 1.0 A-17 4680 Mg 10. rounded off alloy percentage in the serial ment order (see new Designation for A-l ) Examples: Alloying Elements and Old Designation New Designation Their Mean Percentages Cu 9.5 Grade 2 1951 ( EC Grade) ( IS : 4026-1969) 99. Isr6@51-1970 FOUR-DIGIT SYSTEM 3. digit of 99 mini.2.2 A-10 5500 3. ing Element halved and centage or in the case of same ying Ele. Fourth Digit in- ways shown as always shown cates the deci.3 Casting AUoyf~ First Digit secondDig@ ‘Third and Fourth ‘Digits FirstDigit Second Digit indicates Third and Fourth Digits identify identifies the mean value percen. tage of the Major Alloy. CU 1. 6 . centage ample: EC Gra- uminium* mum purity de Aluminium percentage shown as 1 Examples: Aluminium Purity.5 percent 1950 ( IS : 2590.1964 ) lUn-Alloyed aluminium by convention or definition is not less than 99. Mg O-25 A-12 2585 Si 10. the Minor Alloying Elements in the Ma.4 Primary Ingots or Castings ( Un-Alloyed ) First Digit Second Digit Third Digit Fourth Digit First Digit is al. ants if any.1969 ) Al 99. Ni 3. Grade 1 1961 ( EC Grade) ( IS : 4026.8.0.

Mg O-90.5 (EC Grade) . H14 24534 Si 0.8 1A 19800 Al 99.99 1 I9990 Al 99.2. & O-70.3. Fe 0.70.90. Si 1.1. H18 22588 Fe 0.3.1 ) COMPARISON OF OLD AND NEW DESIGNATIONS Wrought Alloys (IS : 733 to IS : 740.6 ( EC Grade ) .*O.80. APPENDIX A (CZm4se 02.PERCENT OLD DESIGNATION NEW DESIGNATION Al 99.50”“2 ) 1C 19000 ALLOYINGELEMENTS ANDTHEIR MEAN PERCENTAGES Al42 Alloys Cu l-5. Mn O-70. Mn 0. H12 22845 Si 0. HC15 Alclad 24345 Mg O-G_l~ Cu 2. Ni l. Mg 0.0. Mg 0.45 Cu 4. 19601 (IS:5484) Al 99.90 Cu 4.2 N3 31000 Al3 Alloys Si Il.5 46000 Si 5.75.45 Cu 4.2 $1 43000 7 .1.5 1B 19500 Al 99. IS:2067) Al 99. Mn 0. IS I 1284. Si 0. 19501 (IS:1841. Mg 1.85 Hll 22450 Cu 2. Ni 1.0. HI5 24345 Mg O-50 Cu 4. HC14 Alclad 24534 Si 0.4.5 (EC Grade) 1E 19501 J&.75.90 Al-Mn Alloy Mn I. Mn O-70.3. IS t 1285 and IS : 3436) ALUMINIUM PURITY. Mg O-80.

Ni 2.IS:2590. Ti O-18 cu 4. Si 0.28 H20 65032 Mg 0. Si 0.0 A-O 1900 ALLOYING ELEMENTSAND THEIR MEAN PERCENTAGES AI-Cu Alioys CU 7. Si 0.6 A-2 4520 Si 5.0 N7 57000 Mg 4.5. Mg 1.5 A-26 2240 ALSi Alloys Si 10.65.8. Si 2.50 H9 63400 Mg O-65. PERCENT Al 99. Si 0.7 99.2.95 H19 65400 Mg 1. Si 1.25 A-12 2585 Cu 4.18 A-11 2280 Cu 9. Fe 1.Si 3.50 (EC Grade) 91E 63401 (IS:5082) Mg 0.7 percent 1970 Al 99-6 (EC Grade) Grade 1 1961 Al 99’5 ( EC Grade ) Grade 2 1951 99.4 N5 53000 Mg 5-O N6 55000 Mg 7. Mg l-1.4. Mn 0.1.95.IS16051.Zn 3.1970 &&OYING ELEMENTSAND OLD DESIGNATIOM NEW DESIGNATION THHWMEANPERCENTAGES AL-MS Alloys Mg 2. hln O-50 A-4 4223 8 .2.0.75 N8 54300 Al-Mg-Si Alloys Mg 0.0.0.50.90.2 N4 52000 Mg 3.0.5.5 A-25 2200 Cu 4. Cu 3.4 A-14 2285 Cu 2. A-15 2148 Fe 1. Mg 0. Cu 0. Si 0.0.5 percent 1950 99.0.0.Ti0.0.2.IS:3435 and IS:4026) ALUMINIUM PURITY.95. Mn 0. CU 1.0 A-l 2447 Cu 4.3. Mn 0.60.70 H30 64430 Prixxiary Ingots(IS:23. Ni 1.0 percent 1900 Castings(IS:202andIS:617) Al 99.

4. Mn 0. Ni 3. Cu 3.0 A-17 4680 Si 5.5.5.3.0.5. Mn 0. Is 16951-1970 ALLOYINGELEMENTSAND OLD DESI~JNATION NEW DESKSNATION THEIR MEAN PERCENTAGBS Al-S Alloys Si Il. Mn O-45 A-22 4223 Si 8. Mg O-30 A-27 4450 Al-Mg Alloys Mg 4-5.a. Cu @90 A-13 4685 Si 5-0. Mg 040 A-9 4635 Si 12.2 A-18 4300 Si 50.5 ’ A-6 4600 Si.2 A-10 5500 .0. Mg l-2.50 A-5 5230 Mg 10.50. CU 3.5 A-24 4420 Si 7. Cu l-2. Mg 055 A-8 4250 Si 11~5. Mg @50 AL16 4225 Si 11. Ni 2.

strip and coil for aircraft purposes 4026-1969 Aluminium ingots ( EC Grade ) (first revision ) !jO&?-1969 Wrought aluminium and aluminium alloy bars.1967 Wrought aluminium and aluminium alloys.1969 FC Grade aluminium rod produced by continuous casting and rolling . INDIAN STANDARDS Aluminium and Its Alloys IS: 23-1965 Primary (virgin ) aluminium notched bars and ingots for remelting for aircraft purposes ( smnd r&ion ) 202-1966 Aluminium casting alloy i. extruded round tube and hollow sections ( for general engineering purposes ) (JFrslrevision ) 1841-1961 Rolled aluminium rods ( electrical conductor grade ) for electrical purposes 2067-1962 Wrought aluminium for electrical purposes.ngots and castings for aircraft purposes (second revision ) 617-1959 Aluminium and aluminium alloy ingots and castings for general engineering purposes ( revised ) 733-1967 Wrought aluminium and aluminium alloys. forging stock and forgings ( for general engineering purposes ) (first revision) 736-1965 Wrought aluminium and aluminium alloys. sheet and strip (for general engineering purposes ) ( revised ) 738-1966 Wrought aluminium and aluminium alloys. rods and sections (for general engineering purposes ) ( jfst fevi&a ) 734. bars. plate ( for general engineering purpo’ses ) ( revised ) 737-1965 Wrought aluminium and aluminium alloys. bolt and screw stock (for general engineering purposes ) ( revised ) 1285-1968 Wrought aluminium and aluminium alloys. wire (other than that used for overhead conductors ) 2590-1964 Primary aluminium ingots for remelting for general engineering purposes 3435-1968 99 percent secondary aluminium notched bars and ingots for remelting for aircraft purposes 3436-1966 Aluminium-clad aluminium alloy sheet. drawn tpbe (for general engineering purposes ) ( r&cd ) 739-1966 Wrought aluminium and aluminium alloys. tubes and sections for electrical purposes 5484. rods. rivet stock (for general engineering purposes ) ( r&cd ) 1284-1966 Wrought aluminium and aluminium alloys. wire (for general engineering purposes ) ( rcviscd ) 740-1966 Wrought aluminium apd aluminium alloys.

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