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Designation: B 43 – 98

Standard Specification for
Seamless Red Brass Pipe, Standard Sizes1
This standard is issued under the fixed designation B 43; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of original
adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A superscript
epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.

This standard has been approved for use by agencies of the Department of Defense.

1. Scope * E 8 Test Methods of Tension Testing of Metallic Materials5
1.1 This specification2 covers seamless red brass (Copper E 29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to
Alloy UNS No. C23000)3 pipe in all nominal pipe sizes, both Determine Conformance with Specifications6
regular and extra-strong. In the annealed temper (O61), the E 53 Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper7
pipe is suitable for use in plumbing, boiler feed lines, and for E 55 Practice for Sampling Wrought Nonferrous Metals and
similar purposes. In the drawn general purpose temper (H58), Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition7
the pipe is suitable for architectural applications, such as guard E 62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and
railings and stair hand railings. Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)7
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded E 112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size5
as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided E 243 Practice for Electromagnetic (Eddy Current) Exami-
for information purposes only. nation of Copper and Copper Alloy Tubes8
1.3 The following hazard caveat pertains only to the test E 478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper
method portion, Section 9, of this specification. This standard Alloys9
does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, E 527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys (UNS)10
associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this 3. Terminology
standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices
and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior 3.1 Definitions:
to use. 3.1.1 tube, seamless—a tube produced with a continuous
1.4 Warning—Mercury is a definite health hazard in use periphery in all stages of the operations.
and disposal. (See 9.1.) pipe—a seamless tube conforming to the particular
dimensions commercially known as nominal or standard pipe
2. Referenced Documents sizes.
2.1 The following documents of the issue in effect on date 3.1.2 lengths—straight pieces of the product.
of material purchase form a part of this specification to the standard—uniform lengths recommended in a Sim-
extent referenced herein: plified Practice Recommendation or established as a Commer-
2.2 ASTM Standards: cial Standard.
B 153 Test Method for Expansion (Pin Test) of Copper and 3.2 Definition of Term Specific to This Standard:
Copper-Alloy Pipe and Tubing4 3.2.1 capable of—as used in this specification, the test need
B 154 Test Method for Mercurous Nitrate Test for Copper not be performed by the producer of the material. However,
and Copper Alloys4 should subsequent testing by the purchaser establish that the
B 601 Practice for Temper Designations for Copper and material does not meet these requirements the material shall be
Copper Alloys—Wrought and Cast4 subject to rejection.
4. Ordering Information
This specification is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee B-5 on Copper 4.1 Orders for material under this specification shall include
and Copper Alloys and is the direct responsibility of Subcommittee B05.04 on Pipe the following information:
and Tube.
4.1.1 Temper (see 6.1),
Current edition approved Oct. 10, 1998. Published February 1999. Originally
published as B 43 – 22 T. Last previous edition B 43 – 96.
For ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code applications see related Specifi-
cation SB-43 in Section II of that Code. Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol 03.01.
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The system for copper and copper alloys (see Practice E 527) is a simple Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol 14.02.
expansion of the former standard designation system accomplished by the addition Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol 03.05.
of a prefix “C” and a suffix “00.” The suffix can be used to accommodate Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol 03.03.
composition variations of the base alloy. Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol 03.06.
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Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol 02.01. Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol 01.01.

*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard.
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2 As an alternative to the expansion test for pipe over 4 in.) 10.6 Certification. 6. (See Table 1. 10. if required (see 20. min.025 mm) shall be 10 % of the nominal wall thickness. nominal outside diameter or within tensile properties as prescribed in Table 1.0 pass over the pipe freely throughout the flattened part. Mercurous Nitrate Test and purchaser.1 The material shall conform to the following chemical section 4 in.1. Mechanical Properties permitted to be tested prior to the final anneal or heat treatment. the test 5. A At 0.3).1. % material for the intended application.1 When all the elements in the table in 5. The expanded pipe Pressure Vessel Code (see 6.0 to 86.1. The use of as the difference between the sum of all the elements analyzed rubber gloves in testing is advisable. 6.1). NOTICE: This standard has either been superceded and replaced by a new version or discontinued. withstand an immersion for 30 min without cracking in the standard mercurous nitrate solution prescribed in Method 6. either copper or zinc shall be permitted to be taken vapor produced in volatilization is recommended.0 (124) . In making the flattening test the elements shall be slowly flattened by one stroke of the 5.1 Notch-depth standards rounded to the nearest 0.7 Mill test report.3 Product of the O61 (annealed) temper shall pass the shall be sufficient to produce complete recrystallization with an mercurous nitrate test when tested in accordance with Test average grain size not in excess of 0. the 6. Contact ASTM International (www.1 The test need not be performed except when indicated mate a radial longitudinal section and shall be prepared and in the contract or purchase order at the time of placing of the examined in accordance with Test Methods E 112. shall.1. 9.1 Specimens in the O61 (annealed) temper shall withstand 4. % 84. test. the test specimen for grain size determination shall approxi. max.9 Pneumatic test. Chemical Composition (102 mm) in diameter in the O61 (annealed) condition.5 If material is required to meet ASME Boiler and in accordance with Test Method B 153. a 5. (152 mm) in length.2. Standard Former ksi (MPa) for the latest information.0 (276) 12. for cracks. the degree of annealing 9.” The TABLE 1 Tensile Requirements material shall be passed through an eddy-current testing unit Temper Designation Tensile Yield StrengthA Elongation in adjusted to provide information on the suitability of the Strength.1.2 All H58 (drawn general purpose) material shall have the up to and including 21⁄2 in.3 Length (see 11. corrective spectacles necessary to obtain normal vision.2). Immediately after removal from the solution.1 are specimens. ksi (MPa) 2-in. specimen shall be flattened so that a gage set at three times the wall thickness will Copper.013 mm).0 (83) 35 10.3. if required (see 21.1 Material in the O61 (annealed) temper specified to meet when these thermal treatments are required.10 Mercurous Nitrate Test. B 43 – 98 4. Limits for unnamed elements are to be established by agreement between manufacturer or supplier 9. Alternatively.1. min.. shall show no cracking or rupture visible to the unaided eye.2 Eddy-Current Test—Each piece of material from 1⁄8 in. Temper B 154.1 For copper alloys in which zinc is specified as the therefore equipment for the detection and removal of mercury remainder. only shall have tensile properties as prescribed in Table 1. Testing shall follow the procedures of Practice E 243 except for determination of “end effect..1 The material shall be tested in the final size but is 7.1. in length shall be cut from the end of one of the requirements: lengths for a flattening test. after proper analyzed.2 These specification limits do not preclude the presence press.1.1 All pipe shall normally be furnished in the O61 (an.astm. 10. cleaning. NOTE 1—The term “unaided eye. in. their sum shall be 99. if required. O61 Annealed 40. 9. 8.0005 in.2.3). % 0. (0. and 4.2. or 6. when a manufacturer uses speed insensitive 2 .5 % extension under load. unless otherwise the requirements of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code agreed upon by the manufacturer or supplier and purchaser. 4.1). 6.3 The pipe is permitted to be furnished in the H58 (drawn general purpose) temper. if agreed upon between the manufac.8 % minimum.05 Iron.05 so tested shall develop no cracks or flaws visible to the unaided Zinc remainder eye (see Note 1) as a result of this test.2 When the test is required to be performed.1.1 Warning—Mercury is a definite health hazard and 5. cut 6 in. 7.2. 8.001 H58 Drawn general 44.0 (303) 18. the capabilities of the eddy-current tester. % 0. and an expansion of 25 % of the outside diameter when expanded 4. 5. Nondestructive Testing turer and the purchaser. 9. 4.4 Total length of each size. 7. and 100 %.2 In the O61 (annealed) temper. permits the use of 4.1. if required (Section 9). The pipe Lead. regular or extra-strong (see 11. if required. (0. purpose The notch depth tolerances shall be 60. order. Pipe ordered in the drawn (H) condition is not subject to this 4. shall be subjected to an eddy-current test.8 Hydrostatic test.2 Pipe size. 8. max. This 4-in.1. specimen shall be wiped free of excess mercury and examined nealed) (see Practice B 601) condition.” as used herein. of other elements. Expansion Test 4. The surface of Method B 154.050 mm.

a maximum imbalance signal of 0./in. unless so specified. the straightness of the pipe shall be suitable for the D = outside diameter of the material in. psi (or MPa).016 mm/mm) 10. an internal hydro. sample pieces shall be as follows: such as by having the material under water or by the pressure- 13. (mm) Up to 5⁄8 (15. to determine 0.66 m) with a tolerance of 61⁄2 in. and minor diameters are the diameters of two concentric circles static pressure sufficient to subject the material to a fiber stress just enclosing the outside surface of the tube at the cross of 6000 psi (41 MPa). and intended application. The material need not 11. 10. incl 10 000 (4550) or fraction thereof Over 4 40 000 (18 100) or fraction thereof 11. the material shall be subjected to an internal air pressure of 60 psi (415 kPa) 13.060 in.25 mm) be used. no numerical values are established. Tolerance signal. for thin hollow cylinders under tension.3.2 Portion Size—Sample pieces shall be taken for test may be cause for rejection. portion size.1 The measurement for roundness shall be made from prescribed limits and the material is suitable for its intended the outside diameter. psi (or MPa). incl 5 000 (2270) or fraction thereof 11. the material shall as determined at any one cross section of the tube.4 Pneumatic Test—When specified. Dimensions and Permissible Variations Over 11⁄2 to 4.5. inclusive.8t! exceed 1⁄2 in. without showing evidence of leakage. (or mm). (or mm). incl 0. at the option of the manufacturer.016 in. but not to exceed 10 sample pieces 11.010 in. cleaned and free of dirt. the 12. (0. Wall Thickness.1. 1 to 50 1 11. For tubes with a wall thickness to outside diameter found to have been caused by minor mechanical for the latest information.2 % of total number of pieces mm).9) 0. Finish and Appearance diameter and less than 0. Contact ASTM International (www. 10.05. The major stand.9 MPa) eral purpose) temper of Nominal Pipe Sizes from 1⁄4 to 12 in. It shall be well by pneumatically testing to the requirements of 10. Over 5⁄8 (15. in.7 mm) in outside 12. and selection of method used shall permit easy visual detection of any leakage. in the lot.5 mm) in wall thickness.3 Length and Length Tolerances—The standard length of 51 to 200 2 201 to 1500 3 red brass pipe is 12 ft (3. Material with discontinuities indi- 11. The deviation from roundness is mea- application.05 (inclusive) shall be 6 % of the nominal outside whether the discontinuity is cause for rejection. (0. The test 13.9). B 43 – 98 equipment that allows the selection of a maximum imbalance Outside Diameter.2 Material that does not actuate the signaling device of of diameter the eddy-current test shall be considered as conforming to the requirements of this test.2.astm.4 Squareness of Cut—The departure from squareness of the end of any pipe shall not exceed the following: A Each sample piece shall be taken from a separate tube. For H58 temper pipe of other sizes. (13 Over 1500 0.01 to 0. and Number of Pieces Number of Sample Pieces in Lot to be TakenAA diameter tolerances shall be in accordance with Table 2. NOTICE: This standard has either been superceded and replaced by a new version or discontinued. 3 . lb (kg) Up to 11⁄2.6 Straightness Tolerance—For pipe of H58 (drawn gen- be tested at a hydrostatic pressure of over 1000 psi (6. (1. S = allowable stress of the material. purposes from each lot according to the following schedule: 11. (13 mm) in any 10-ft (3048-mm) portion of the where: total length.3 % is permitted to in. Signals that are diameter.1 For material less than 1⁄2 in. (12. wall thickness.1 For the purpose of determining conformance with the dimensional requirements prescribed in this specification. however. t = wall thickness of the material. in. O61 (annealed) temper. Sampling minimum for 5 s without showing evidence of leakage.1 The material shall be free of defects of a nature that test is permitted to be made at the option of the manufacturer interfere with normal commercial applications. provided the dimensions of the material are still within 11. and Diameter Tolerances—The standard dimensions. any measured value outside the limiting values for any dimensions 13. soil ratio over 0. determined by the following equation section. the maximum curvature (depth of arc) shall not P 5 2St/~D 2 0.5 Roundness—The roundness tolerance for straight cated by the testing unit is permitted to be reexamined or length tubes with a wall thickness to outside diameter ratio of retested.1 Sampling—The lot size.2 Standard Dimensions.3 Hydrostatic Test—When specified. Lot Weight. Pipe Size. Any evidence of leakage shall be cause for rejection. sured as the difference between the major and minor diameters 10. and for the P = hydrostatic pressure.1.1 Lot Size—The lot size shall be as follows: differential method. the roundness tolerance shall be 3 % of the or moisture shall not be cause for rejection of the material nominal outside diameter.4. Workmanship.

15) 0.840 (21.91) 3 3.6 (17.013 (0.014 (0.156 (3.447 (0. in.48) 1 1.3) 8 8.3) 0.9 (46.41) 0.1.050 (26.934 (1.4) 0.2 (34.062 (1.9) 0.005 (0.321 (8.253 (0. shall be taken in approximately equal weight 281 to 500 21 501 to 1200 27 from each of the sample pieces selected in accordance with 1201 to 3200 35 13. In all cases.66) 0.66) 2 2. NOTICE: This standard has either been superceded and replaced by a new version or discontinued.20) 0.006 (0.611 (0.65) 11⁄4 1.008 (0.23) 0.35) 0.250 (6.18) 1.29) 0. (mm) in.9) 8 8.2 (16.44) 21⁄2 2. B 43 – 98 TABLE 2 Standard Dimensions.7) 0.500 (88.500 (12.10) 0.562 (141) 0.750 (273) 0.005 (0.7) 31⁄2 4.014 (0.15) 0.016 (0.7) 0.020 (0.7) 0.20) 0.1) 0.625 (168) 0.540 (13. in.900 (48.25) 0.25) 5.76) 55.022 (0.71) 0.72) 0.1.30) 8.7) 0.36) 0.019 (0.012 (0. etc.012 (0.006 (0.107 (2.13) 21⁄2 2. Minus Regular ⁄ 18 0.007 (0.13 (4.57) 0. the manufacturer shall have the option of determining 4 . in.012 (0.3) 0.25) 2.7) 0.014 (0.829 (1.014 (0. B Maximum deviation at any one point.15) 0.875 (73.89) 1 1.0) 10 10. 13.010 (0.10) 0.405 (10.250 (6.20) 0.933) ⁄ 12 0.56) 0.014 (0.7) 4 4.8 (23.3) 12 12.90) 0.13) 0.625 (219) 0. Contact ASTM International (www.315 (33. Rejected lots are permitted to be screened and E 55.25) 0.4) 0.375 (9.81) 0.127 (3.363 (0.250 (6.010 (0. (mm) Thickness.75) 0.006 (0.3) 0.050 (26.30) 0.91) 11⁄2 1.9) 5 5.675 (17.3) 31⁄2 4.69) 32.006 (0.56) 30.36) 19.008 (0.006 (0.1 (21.92) 0.082 (2.5) 6 6.12) 0.38) 8.0) 0. Number of Tests and Retests 2 to 8 Entire lot 9 to 90 8 14.030 (0. The mini- 3201 to 100 000 38 mum weight of the composite sample that is to be divided into 10 001 to 350 000 46 three equal parts shall be 150 g.51) 0.182 (4.30) 0.126 (3.15) 0.10) 2 2.840 (21.61) 0.36) 15.18) 0.0 (28.43) 14.015 (0.008 (0.2 (67.3) Extra Strong ⁄ 18 0.52) 0.3) 0.0) 0.99) 0.1.78 (2.36) 0.280 (7.007 (0.28) 4.100 (2.000 (102) 0.665) 3⁄8 0.96) 0.2 (47. Lot size (Pieces/lot) Sample size 14.675 (17.23) ⁄ 12 0.149 (3.9) A The average outside diameter of a tube is the average of the maximum and minimum outside diameters as determined at any one cross section of the pipe.36) 12.219 (5.08) 0.41) 11.006 (0.660 (42.010 (0.66 (12.1 Instead of sampling in accordance with Practice number is one.018 (0.63 (3.10) 0.312 (7.114 (2.66) 11⁄4 1.13) 0.39 (5.48) 23. (mm) lb/ft (kg/m) Pipe Size.30) 5.376) 1⁄4 0.35) 0.030 (0.022 (0.27 (1.78) 0.0) 4 4.146 (3.625 (168) 0.040 (1.25) 0.3 (82.20) 2.660 (42. the acceptance number is zero and the rejection 14.006 (0.13) 0.18) 0..35) 0.1 (90.010 (0.194 (4.017 (0.89) 48.9) 3 3. 151 to 280 19 millings.562 (141) 0.11) 0.25) 0.12 (6.2 and combined into one composite sample.A in.150 (3.3) 0.99 (8.46 (3.006 (0.027 (0.35) 0.3) 0.008 (0.500 (12.008 (0.5) 6 6.022 (0.15) 0. Weights.365 (9.010 (0.54) 0.004 (0.20) 0.009 (0.20) 1.221 (5.341 (8.astm.500 (114) 0.006 (0.035 (0.16) 0.7) 0.1) 5 5.3) 0.67 (8.004 (0.090 (2.007 (0.04) 11⁄2 1.15) 0.540 (13.627 (0.33) 11.41) 0.20) 3. (mm) All for the latest information.010 (0.15) 1.157 (3.62) 0.006 (0. and Tolerances NOTE—All tolerances are plus and minus except as otherwise indicated.20) 0.B Theoretical Weight.0) 10 10.1) 0.405 (10.000 (102) 0.750 (273) 0.909) 3⁄8 0.7 (18.009 (0.83) ⁄ 34 1.020 (0.2) 0.004 (0.024 (0.93) 0.008 (0.250 (6.006 (0.23 (1.72) 0.1) 0. Standard Tolerances.56 (12.39) ⁄ 34 1.52) 0.56) 0.51) 0.10 (6.004 (0.4 (72.56) 0.375 (60.875 (73. Drillings.10) 0.46) 16.750 (324) 0.15) 0.625 (219) 0.500 (88.304 (7.2) 0.15) 0.008 (0.27) 0.004 (0.900 (48.005 (0.67 (2.540) 1⁄4 0.3) 0.3 Sampling for Visual and Dimensional Examination— resubmitted for visual and dimensional examination.005 (0.187 (4.437 (11.500 (114) 0.23) 1. Nominal or Average Outside Diameter Outside Wall Tolerance.012 (0.005 (0.016 (0.25) 3.13) 0.76) 45.13) 0.315 (33.10) 0.61) 0.9) 0.375 (9. All de- Minimum sampling for visual and dimensional examination fective items shall be replaced with acceptable items prior to shall be as follows: lot acceptance.005 (0.016 (0.0) 61.375 (60.23) 4.15) 0.010 (0.15) 0.9 (25.13) 0.15) 0.1 Chemical Analysis—Samples for chemical analysis 91 to 150 12 shall be taken in accordance with Practice E 55.011 (0.123 (3.203 (5.

when specified. 15. determination of chemical composition shall be as follows: however.3 If the chemical analysis fails to conform to the 18. composition. B 43 – 98 conformance to chemical composition as follows: Conform. Rejection is to be with 13. writing. E 478 19. and inspected in accordance with this specimen.2 Tension test specimens shall be of the full section of 20.2 If the results of the test on one of the specimens fail to meet the specified requirements. Test specimens conforming to Type No. datory. it shall be discarded and another specimen substituted.3 Due to the discontinuous nature of the processing specified limits for requirements of the properties listed in the of castings into wrought products. tested. E 62.1 The properties enumerated in this specification shall.4 Tension test results on material covered by this speci- course of manufacture.1. 20. and prepared for shipment in such a manner as to ensure acceptance by common carrier for transportation and to Test ASTM Designation (Section 2) afford protection from the normal hazards of transportation. 15.1. Significance of Numerical Limits (4550 kg) or fraction thereof.1 If any test specimen shows defective machining or place of figures of the specified limit develops flaws. The number of samples taken for testing. NOTICE: This standard has either been superceded and replaced by a new version or discontinued. method of Practice E 29.1. and name of supplier./in.2 Each shipping unit shall be legibly marked with the Tension E8 purchase order number. The 17. Inspection shall be taken from different sample pieces and tested. a sample shall be taken to represent each 10 000 lb 16. If the manufacturer determine conformance to the specification requirements. in 19. specified to meet the requirements of ASME Boiler and of Methods E 8 is permitted to be used when a full section Pressure Vessel Code. Certification the pipe and shall conform to the requirements of the section. metal or alloy designation. total length or piece count or both. all reasonable facilities. 16.4 In the event that heat identification or traceability is Property Rounded Unit for Observed or Calculated Value required. Expansion (pin test) B 153 Mercurous nitrate B 154 size. without charge. When material is Tension Test Specimens for Large-Diameter Tubular Products. 5 . at least one sample shall be taken for each group of yield strength it is recommended that the movement per minute castings poured simultaneously from the same source of of the testing machine head under load not exceed 0. Failure of more than one specimen to satisfy him that the material is being furnished in accordance meet the specified requirements for a particular property shall with the specified requirements.1. be determined in accordance with the 19. the purchaser shall specify the details desired.5 mm/mm) of gage length (or distance between grips for 14.1 When specified on the purchase order the manufacturer Specimens for Pipe and Tube.1. product. following applicable methods: and temper. the certification requirements are man- specimen cannot be tested. he shall not be required to sample and fication are not seriously affected by variations in speed of analyze the finished product. analysis shall be made on a new composite 18. In case of dissatisfaction with the results of the test.1.1.2. Packaging and Package Marking case of disagreement. Contact ASTM International (www.1 When samples are taken at the time the castings are yield strength not exceed 100 ksi (690 MPa)/min. 14. 1 of Fig.2 Retests: Chemical composition nearest unit in the last right-hand 14. be cause for rejection of the entire lot. 15. 13. of Methods E 8. it is not practical to identify following table.astm. to specified requirements. determines the chemical composition of the material during the 15.2 When samples are taken from the semi-finished full-section specimens). molten metal.1 The material shall be separated by size. unless the shall furnish to the purchaser a certificate stating that each lot limitations of the testing machine preclude the use of such a has been sampled. Rejection and Rehearing specified limits. the manufacturer or supplier shall have the option to make claim 15. temper.1 The manufacturer shall afford the inspector represent- results of the tests on both of these specimens shall meet the ing the purchaser. except that not more than one sample shall be required per piece. The results of this retest shall comply with the reported to the manufacturer or supplier promptly and in specified requirements. the samples taken at the time the castings are poured or samples results obtained from full size test specimens shall be used to taken from the semi-finished for the latest information. Above the poured. two additional specimens 17. Test Methods for a rehearing. The specification number shall be shown.2.1. 14.3 Whenever tension test results are obtained from both ance shall be determined by the manufacturer by analyzing full size and from machined test specimens and they differ. an observed value or a calculated value shall specific casting analysis with a specific quantity of finished be rounded as indicated in accordance with the rounding material.5 in. A considerable range of testing speed is permissible. Tensile Strength nearest ksi (nearest 5 MPa) Yield Strength 14. (0. Chemical analysis E 53. 14.1 For purposes of determining compliance with the 14. specification and has met the requirements.2. it is recommended that the rate of stressing to the 14.1 Material that fails to conform to the requirements of sample prepared from additional pieces selected in accordance this specification shall be subject to rejection.

2 Civil Agencies—In addition to any special marking 11 Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk.1. Section D. Std. Contact ASTM International (www.1 copper alloy UNS No. the S4. Std. S4.1 Responsibility for Inspection: the requirements of MIL-C-3993. No. B. SUPPLEMENTARY REQUIREMENTS The following supplementary requirements shall apply only when specified by the purchaser in the inquiry.1 Military Agencies—In addition to any special mark- for the performance of the inspection and test requirements ing required by the contract or purchase order.1 Federal Standards:11 prescribed requirements. Quality Assurance specified in the contract or purchase order. S1.2. chase order. 123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies) S3.2 Civil Agencies—The requirements of Fed. Packaging. 4.1 Preservation. and packed. or order. Identification Marking Levels Fed. for agencies of the U. as otherwise specified in the contract or purchase order. marking for shipment shall be in accordance with MIL-STD-129. in accordance with S2.astm. Std. PA 19111-5094. Keywords 21. Bldg.1. or C. marking for 700 Robbins Ave. 185 except that the ASTM Copper-Base Alloy Mill Products specification number and the alloy number shall be used. Referenced Documents unless disapproved by the purchaser at the time the order is S1. 22. S1. METRIC EQUIVALENTS X1. Level A. No. APPENDIX (Nonmandatory Information) X1. contract.1 When specified on the purchase order. 102 Preservation. Packaging and Packing S3. C 23000. 123. which has been accordance with the International System of Units (SI). No. No. which is defined as and Measures. S2.1 All material shall be properly marked for identification Fed. as S2. Std. the manufacturer is responsible for the perfor. Std. the manufac. No. Fed. Mill Test Report 22. B 43 – 98 21. red brass pipe turer shall furnish to the purchaser a test report showing results of tests required by the specification. NOTICE: This standard has either been superceded and replaced by a new version or discontinued.3 Military Specification:11 S4.1 The SI unit for strength properties now shown is in stress is the newton per square metre (N/m2).2 Military Standard:11 S4. S4. 185 Identification Marking of Copper and in accordance with Fed. Packing: S1. Preparation for Delivery MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage S4. shipment shall be in accordance with Fed. Since 1 ksi = 6 894 757 Pa the metric equiva- that force which when applied to a body having a mass of one lents are expressed as megapascal (MPa).1 Military Agencies—The material shall be separated MIL-C-3993 Packaging of Copper and Copper-Base Alloy by size.S. or class and shall be preserved and Mill Products packaged.1. squared (N = kg · m/s2). Except packaging protection. The purchaser shall have the right to perform any of the of material purchase form a part of this specification to the inspections or tests set forth when such inspections and tests extent referenced herein: are deemed necessary to assure that the material conforms to S1. Level A or C.1. Std. ATTN: NPODS. required by the contract or purchase order. 102 shall be referenced for definitions of the various levels of mance of all inspection and test requirements for the latest information. composition. grade.. No. which is the same as kilogram gives it an acceleration of one metre per second MN/m2 and N/mm2. The named the pascal (Pa) by the General Conference on Weights derived SI unit for force is the newton (N). Government. The derived SI unit for pressure or 6 .1.1 The following documents of the issue in effect on date placed.2.2 Marking: manufacturer shall use his own or any other suitable facilities S4.1 Unless otherwise specified in the contract or pur. Philadelphia.1.

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