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Section 2 - Nonferrous Metal Products

This sections contains 781 standards.

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[Vol. 02.01] - Copper and Copper Alloys

Published annually in May. This volume contains 151 standards. Appearing in this volume are specifications for copper and copper alloy plate, sheet, strip, rolled bar, rod bar, and shapes. Some detail the property requirements for seamless and welded tubes for ordinary use, water service, condensers, and special uses; and for various types of wire, including hard-drawn copper, copper-silicon alloy, and phosphor bronze. Others furnish the requirements for bronze and other copper alloy castings for special and general applications; and several tests and practices that measure certain properties of copper and copper alloys, such as bending fatigue, deviations from flatness, and offset yield strength.

[Vol. 02.02] - Aluminum and Magnesium Alloys

Published annually in September. This book contains 82 standards. The specifications in this volume cover aluminum, aluminum alloys, and aluminum-covered steel, including bars, rods, wire, shapes, castings, forgings, fasteners, pipes, tubes, sheet, plates, foil, and cable. It also includes ANSI H35.2 American National Standard on Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products. Other standards fix the property requirements for magnesium-ingot and magnesium-alloy castings, including sheet, forgings, anodes, bars, rods, and shapes; and measure indentation hardness, shear testing, tension testing, and ultrasonic inspection.

[Vol. 02.03] - Electrical Conductors

Published annually in May. This volume contains 90 standards. Volume 02.03 focuses on electrical conductors, primarily aluminum, aluminum-alloy, and aluminum-covered steel; copper, copper-alloy, and copper-covered steel; and steel wire. Under the heading of aluminum, various specifications define the required properties for stranded conductors and wire, and many list the requirements for copper or copper-alloy wire and stranded conductors. Other specifications detail the properties of aluminum-clad, copper-clad, and core steel wire, as well as guys, messengers, and span wires. Also included are standards on superconductors.

[Vol. 02.04] - Nonferrous Metals - Nickel, Cobalt, Lead, Tin, Zinc, Cadmium, Precious, Reactive, Refractory Metals and Alloys; Materials for Thermostats, Electrical Heating and Resistance Contacts, and Connectors

Published annually in June. This volume contains 268 standards. Over half of the standards featured are specifications for nickel and nickel alloys which cover castings, forgings, pipe, tube; plate, sheet, and strip; rod, bar, and wire. Included are specifications for: zinc and zinc alloys; cadmium; copper; gold; hafnium; iridium; lead; lithium; palladium; platinum; rhodium; ruthenium; silver; tin; molybdenum; niobium; tantalum; titanium; tungsten; and zirconium. Procedures for measuring such properties as cross curvature and flexivity of thermostat materials and resistance of electrical contacts to atmospheric corrosion also appear in this volume.

[Vol. 02.05] - Metallic and Inorganic Coatings; Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products

Published annually in May. This volume contains 196 standards. Under the heading of metallic and inorganic coatings, specifications establish requirements for various coatings such as electrodeposited coatings of cadmium, tin, and mechanically deposited zinc. It describes tests for measuring the properties of anodically coated aluminum; determining coating thickness and corrosion; and electroforming, electroplating, and surface preparation. Others deal with metal powders and metal powder products that measure properties of cemented carbides and how to measure apparent density and flow rate of metal powders. Specifications that set down the property requirements and related measurement techniques for metal powder structural parts and sintered bearings appear, as well as tests that detail how to assess the qualities of porcelain enamel, such as abrasion resistance, adhesion, and thermal shock resistance.