ASTM A450/A450M-09

    Standard Specification for General Requirements for Carbon and Low Alloy Steel Tubes


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers a group of requirements which, with the exceptions of 5.3 and Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24, are mandatory requirements to the following ASTM tubular product specifications:

    Title of SpecificationASTM DesignationA
    Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel and Carbon Manganese Steel Boiler TubesA178/A178M
    Seamless Cold-Drawn Low-Carbon Steel Heat-Exchanger and Condenser Tubes A179/A179M
    Seamless Carbon Steel Boiler Tubes for High-Pressure ServiceA192/A192M
    Seamless Medium-Carbon Steel Boiler and Superheater Tubes A210/A210M
    Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel Heat-Exchanger and Condenser TubesA214/A214M
    Seamless and Electric-Welded Low-Alloy Steel Tubes A423/A423M
    Specification for Seamless and Welded Carbon Steel Heat-Exchanger Tubes with Integral FinsA498
    Seamless Cold-Drawn Carbon Steel Feedwater Heater TubesA556/A556M
    Seamless, Cold-Drawn Carbon Steel Tubing for Hydraulic System ServiceA822/A822M

    A These designations refer to the latest issue of the respective specifications.


    1.2 One or more of Sections 5.3, 6, 7, 18, 19, 20, 21, 21.1, 23, and 24 apply when the product specification or purchase order has a requirement for the test or analysis described by these sections.

    1.3 In case of conflict between a requirement of the product specification and a requirement of this general requirement specification only the requirement of the product specification need be satisfied.

    1.4 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the 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. The inch-pound units shall apply unless the M designation (SI) of the product 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

    A178/A178M Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel and Carbon-Manganese Steel Boiler and Superheater Tubes

    A179/A179M Specification for Seamless Cold-Drawn Low-Carbon Steel Heat-Exchanger and Condenser Tubes

    A192/A192M Specification for Seamless Carbon Steel Boiler Tubes for High-Pressure Service

    A210/A210M Specification for Seamless Medium-Carbon Steel Boiler and Superheater Tubes

    A214/A214M Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel Heat-Exchanger and Condenser Tubes

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A423/A423M Specification for Seamless and Electric-Welded Low-Alloy Steel Tubes

    A498 Specification for Seamless and Welded Carbon Steel Heat-Exchanger Tubes with Integral Fins

    A530/A530M Specification for General Requirements for Specialized Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe

    A556/A556M Specification for Seamless Cold-Drawn Carbon Steel Feedwater Heater Tubes

    A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment

    A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products

    A822/A822M Specification for Seamless Cold-Drawn Carbon Steel Tubing for Hydraulic System Service

    A941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys

    A1047/A1047M Test Method for Pneumatic Leak Testing of Tubing

    D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging

    E92 Test Method for Vickers Hardness of Metallic Materials

    E213 Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of Metal Pipe and Tubing

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

    E309 Practice for Eddy-Current Examination of Steel Tubular Products Using Magnetic Saturation

    E426 Practice for Electromagnetic (Eddy-Current) Examination of Seamless and Welded Tubular Products, Austenitic Stainless Steel and Similar Alloys

    E570 Practice for Flux Leakage Examination of Ferromagnetic Steel Tubular Products

    Federal Standard

    Fed.Std.No.183 Continuous Identification Marking of Iron and Steel Products Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40180000(Tubes tubing and tube fittings)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/A0450_A0450M-09

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    Citation Format

    ASTM A450 / A450M-09, Standard Specification for General Requirements for Carbon and Low Alloy Steel Tubes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.org

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