ASTM A554-08

    Standard Specification for Welded Stainless Steel Mechanical Tubing


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers welded stainless steel tubing for mechanical applications where appearance, mechanical properties, or corrosion resistance is needed. The grades covered are listed in Table 1.

    1.2 This specification covers as-welded or cold-reduced mechanical tubing in sizes to 16 in. (406.4 mm) outside dimension, and in wall thicknesses 0.020 in. (0.51 mm) and over.

    1.3 Tubes shall be furnished in one of the following shapes as specified by the purchaser: round, square, rectangular, or special.

    1.4 Supplementary requirements of an optional nature 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.

    ASTM Standards

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

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

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

    Military Standards

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, Attn: NPODS.

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

    Federal Standard

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes); 23.040.40 (Metal fittings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31351209(Stainless steel welded or brazed tube assemblies)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/A0554-08

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    Citation Format

    ASTM A554-08, Standard Specification for Welded Stainless Steel Mechanical Tubing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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