Standard Specification for High Magnesium Aluminum-Alloy Products for Marine Service and Similar Environments
|Publication Date:||15 June 2015|
|ICS Code (Non-ferrous metals in general):||77.120.01|
|ICS Code (General standards related to shipbuilding and marine structures):||47.020.01|
This specification covers high magnesium aluminumalloy products in the mill finish condition that are intended for marine hull construction and other marine applications where frequent or constant direct contact with seawater is expected and for similar environments (Note 1). Aluminum alloy products covered by this specification include the alloy-tempers of flat sheet, coiled sheet, and plate shown in Table 2 [Table 3] and Table 4 [Table 5], and alloy-tempers of extruded profiles shown in Table 6 [Table 7].
NOTE 1-There are other aluminum alloy-temper products that may be suitable for use in marine and similar environments, but which may not require the corrosion resistance testing specified by B928/B928M. See Specification B209 or B209M for other aluminum sheet and plate alloy-temper products. For other aluminum extruded alloy-temper products see Specification B221 or B221M and/or other relevant specifications for aluminum extruded products.
Alloy and temper designations are in accordance with ANSI H35.1/H35.1 (M). The equivalent Unified Numbering System alloy designations are those of Table 1 preceded by A9, for example, A95083 for 5083 in accordance with Practice E527.
The values stated in either SI units (Table 3 and Table 5) or inch-pound units (Table 2 and Table 4) 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 each other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see Annex A2.
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.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard