ASTM B0774_B0774M-21 - Standard Specification for Low Melting Point Alloys and Solders
Standard Specification for Low Melting Point Alloys and Solders
|Keywords:||bismuth; cadmium; freezing point; fuses; fusible alloys; indium; ingot; joining; lead; liquidus; low melting point alloys; powder; silver; solder; solidus; tin; wire;|
1.1 This specification covers low-melting point metal alloys and solders, including bismuth-tin, bismuth-lead, bismuth-tin-lead, bismuth-tin-lead-cadmium, bismuth-tin-lead-indium-cadmium, bismuth-tin-lead-indium, indium-lead, and indium-lead-silver, and indium-tin joining together two or more metals at temperatures below their melting points; blocking for support and removable borders; radiation shielding; fusible plugs; fuses; tube bending; and punch setting.
1.1.1 This specification shall include those alloys having a liquidus temperature not exceeding 361 °F [183 °C], the melting point of the tin lead eutectic.
1.1.2 This specification includes low-melting point alloys in the form of solid bars, ingots, powder and special forms, and in the form of solid ribbon and wire.
1.2 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, SI units are shown in brackets. 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 non-conformance with the standard.
1.3 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 become familiar with all hazards including those identified in the appropriate Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for this product/material as provided by the manufacturer, to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices, and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.