ASTM A268/A268M-05

    Historical Standard: ASTM A268/A268M-05 Standard Specification for Seamless and Welded Ferritic and Martensitic Stainless Steel Tubing for General Service

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    ASTM A268 / A268M

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers a number of grades of nominal-wall-thickness, stainless steel tubing for general corrosion-resisting and high-temperature service. Most of these grades are commonly known as the "straight-chromium" types and are characterized by being ferromagnetic. Two of these grades, TP410 and UNS S 41500 (), are amenable to hardening by heat treatment, and the high-chromium, ferritic alloys are sensitive to notch-brittleness on slow cooling to ordinary temperatures. These features should be recognized in the use of these materials. Grade TP439 is used primarily for hot-water tank service and does not require post-weld heat treatment to prevent attack of the heat affected zone.

    1.2 An optional supplementary requirement is provided, and when desired, shall be so stated in the order.

    1.3 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification. The inch-pound units shall apply unless the "M" designation of this specification is specified in the order.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A480/A480M Specification for General Requirements for Flat-Rolled Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip

    A763 Practices for Detecting Susceptibility to Intergranular Attack in Ferritic Stainless Steels

    A1016/A1016M Specification for General Requirements for Ferritic Alloy Steel, Austenitic Alloy Steel, and Stainless Steel Tubes

    E213 Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of Metal Pipe and Tubing

    E273 Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of the Weld Zone of Welded Pipe and Tubing


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40182400(Seamless stainless steel tubes); 40181900(Welded stainless steel tubes)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0268_A0268M-05

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