Standard Specification for Bronze-Base Powder Metallurgy (PM) Bearings (Oil-Impregnated)
|Publication Date:||1 June 2008|
|ICS Code (Bearings in general):||21.100.01|
This specification covers porous metallic sleeve, flange, thrust and spherical bronze-base bearings that are produced from mixed metal powders utilizing powder metallurgy (PM) technology and then impregnated with oil to supply operating lubrication.
Included are the specifications for the chemical, physical and mechanical requirements of those bronze-base PM materials that have been developed and standardized specifically for use in the manufacture of these self-lubricating bearings.
This specification is applicable to the purchase of bronze-base bearings (oil-impregnated) that were formerly covered by military specifications and are intended for government or military applications. Those additional government requirements that only apply to military bearings are listed in the Supplementary Requirements section of this specification.
This specification acccompanies Specification B 439 that covers the requirements for Iron-Base Powder Metallurgy (PM) Bearings, (Oil-Impregnated).
Typical applications for bronze-base bearings are listed in Appendix X1.
Bearing dimensional tolerance data are shown in Appendix X2, while engineering information regarding installation and operating parameters of PM bearings is included in Appendix X3. Additional useful information on selflubricating bearings can be found in MPIF Standard 35 and the technical literature.2
With the exception of density values for which the g/cm3 unit is the industry standard, the values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The SI equivalents of inch-pound units, shown in parenthesis, have been converted in accordance with IEEE/ASTM SI 10, may be approximate and are only for information.
The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods described in this specification. 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.
2 Machine Design Magazine, Vol 54, #14, June 17, 1982, pp. 130-142.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard.