ASTM B439 - 18 - Standard Specification for Iron-Base Powder Metallurgy (PM) Bearings (Oil-Impregnated)

ASTM B439 - 18

Standard Specification for Iron-Base Powder Metallurgy (PM) Bearings (Oil-Impregnated)

Status : Current   Published : April 2018



1.1 This specification covers the requirements for porous iron-base metallic sleeve, flange, thrust, and spherical bearings that are produced from metal powders utilizing powder metallurgy (PM) technology and then impregnated with oil to supply operating lubrication.

1.2 Listed are the chemical, physical, and mechanical specifications for those standardized ferrous PM materials that have been developed specifically for the manufacture of self-lubricating bearings.

1.3 This standard is a companion to Specification B438 that covers the requirements for porous oil-impregnated bronze-base bearings.

1.4 Typical applications for self-lubricating iron-base PM bearings are discussed in Appendix X1.

1.5 Commercial 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 self-lubricating bearings can be found in MPIF Standard 35 (Bearings), ISO 5755 and the technical literature. 2

1.6  Units—With the exception of the values for density and the mass used to determine density, for which the use of the g/cm 3 unit is the long-standing practice of the PM industry, the values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not to be regarded as standard

1.7  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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.8  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.

Standard NumberASTM B439 - 18
TitleStandard Specification for Iron-Base Powder Metallurgy (PM) Bearings (Oil-Impregnated)
Publication Date01 April 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Bearing breaking load, impregnated density, interconnected porosity, oil content, oil-impregnated bearings, open porosity, PM bearings, porous metallic bearings, PV factor, PV limit, radial crushing strength, self-lubricating bearings
File Size184 KB

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