ASTM A530/A530M-02

    Standard Specification for General Requirements for Specialized Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers a group of requirements which, with the exceptions of Section 4.3, Section 12, Section 19, and Section 20, are mandatory requirements to the ASTM pipe product specifications noted below unless the product specification specifies different requirements, in which case the requirement of the product specification shall prevail.

    1.2 Sections 4.3 or 19 are mandatory if the product specification has a requirement for product analysis or flattening tests.

    1.3 Section 20 is mandatory if the product specification has a hydrostatic test requirement without defining the test parameters.

    1.4 Section 12 is for information only.

    1.5 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.

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

    Title of Specification ASTM Designation
    Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for High-TemperatureServiceA 106
    Metal-Arc-Welded Steel Pipe for Use With High-Pressure Transmission SystemsA 381
    Centrifugally Cast Ferritic Alloy Steel Pipe for High-Temperature ServiceA 426
    Centrifugally Cast Austenitic Steel Pipe for High-Temperature ServiceA 451
    Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower TemperaturesA 524
    Centrifugally Cast Iron-Chromium-Nickel High-AlloyTubing for Pressure Application at High Temperatures A 608
    Centrifugally Cast Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature ServiceA 660
    Electric-Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower Temperatures A 671
    Electric-Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for High-Pressure Service at Moderate TemperaturesA 672
    Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe, Electric-Fusion-Weldedfor High-Pressure Service at High Temperatures A 691
    Centrifugally Cast Ferritic/Austenitic Stainless SteelPipe for Corrosive Environments A 872

    1.6 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 (SI) of the product specification is specified in the order.

    Note 1—The dimensionless designator NPS (nominal pipe size) has been substituted in this standard for such traditional terms as "nominal diameter," "size," and "nominal size."


    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

    A106/A106M Specification for Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A381 Specification for Metal-Arc-Welded Steel Pipe for Use With High-Pressure Transmission Systems

    A450/A450M Specification for General Requirements for Carbon and Low Alloy Steel Tubes

    A524 Specification for Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower Temperatures

    A660 Specification for Centrifugally Cast Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service

    A671/A671M Specification for Electric-Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower Temperatures

    A672/A672M Specification for Electric-Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for High-Pressure Service at Moderate Temperatures

    A691/A691M Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe, Electric-Fusion-Welded for High-Pressure Service at High Temperatures

    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

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

    A1058 Test Methods for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products--Metric

    D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    ANSI Standards

    B36.19 Stainless Steel Pipe


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40171606(Industrial ferrous alloy pipe)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0530_A0530M-02

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