ASTM A512-96(2001)

    Standard Specification for Cold-Drawn Buttweld Carbon Steel Mechanical Tubing

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers cold-drawn buttweld carbon steel tubes for use as mechanical tubing.

    1.2 This specification covers round, square, rectangular, and special shape mechanical tubing.

    1.3 Round tube size ranges covered are outside diameters up to 3 1/2 in. (88.9 mm) and wall thickness from 0.035 to 0.500 in. (0.89 to 12.70 mm).

    1.4 Optional supplementary requirements are provided and, when desired, shall be so stated in the order.

    1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.


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

    Federal Standard

    Fed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipments (Civil Agencies)

    ASTM Standards

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A1040 Guide for Specifying Harmonized Standard Grade Compositions for Wrought Carbon, Low-Alloy, and Alloy Steels

    E59 Practice for Sampling Steel and Iron for Determination of Chemical Composition

    Military Standards

    MIL-STD-163 Steel Mill Products Preparation for Shipment and Storage


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40181800(Welded steel tubes)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0512-96R01

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