This specification2 establishes the general requirements common to wrought copper and copper alloy rod, bar, shapes, and forgings which shall apply to Specifications B16/B16M, B21/B21M, B98/B98M, B124/B124M, B138/B138M, B139/ B139M, B140/B140M, B150/B150M, B151/B151M, B187/ B187M, B196/B196M, B283/B283M, B301/B301M, B371/ B371M, B411/B411M, B441, B453/B453M, B455, B570, B870, B927/B927M, B929, B967/B967M, and B974/B974M to the extent referenced therein.
2 For ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code applications see related Specifications SB-249 in Section II of that Code.
The chemical composition, physical and mechanical properties, and all other requirements not included in this specification are prescribed in the product specification.
Units—The values stated in either SI units or inchpound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard.
Within the text the SI values are given in brackets.
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.
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