ASTM A554-08a

    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 standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    TABLE 1 Chemical Requirements

    Grade
    Composition, %
    Carbon,
    max
    Manga-
    nese,
    max
    Phos-
    phorus,
    max
    Sulfur,
    max
    Silicon,
    max
    Nickel
    Chromium
    Molybdenum
    Titanium
    Columbium + Tantalum
    Austenitic
    MT-3010.152.000.040 0.0301.00 6.08.0 16.018.0...... ...
    MT-3020.152.000.040 0.0301.00 8.010.0 17.019.0...... ...
    MT-3040.082.000.040 0.0301.00 8.011.0 18.020.0...... ...
    MT-304L0.035A2.000.0400.030 1.00 8.013.018.020.0.........
    MT-3050.122.000.040 0.0301.0010.013.0 17.019.0...... ...
    MT-309S0.08 2.000.0400.0301.0012.015.022.024.0 ....... . .
    MT-309S-Cb0.08 2.000.0400.0301.00 12.015.022.024.0 ... ...B
    MT-310S0.08 2.000.0400.0301.0019.022.024.026.0 .........
    MT-3160.082.000.040 0.0301.0010.014.0 16.018.02.03.0 ... ...
    MT-316L0.035A2.000.0400.030 1.0010.015.016.018.0 2.03.0......
    MT-3170.082.000.040 0.0301.0011.014.0 18.020.03.04.0 ... ...
    MT-3210.082.000.040 0.0301.00 9.013.0 17.020.0...C...
    MT-3300.152.000.040 0.0301.0033.036.0 14.016.0...... ...
    MT-3470.08 2.000.0400.0301.00 9.013.017.020.0 ......B
    Ferritic
    MT-4290.12 1.000.040 0.0301.00 0.50 max14.016.0.........
    MT-4300.12 1.000.040 0.0301.00 0.50 max16.018.0.........
    MT-430-Ti0.10 1.000.0400.0301.000.075 max 16.019.5... 5 × C min, ...
    0.75 max

    A For small diameter or thin walls, or both, where many drawing passes are required, a carbon content of 0.040 % max is necessary in grades MT-304L and MT-316L. Small outside diameter tubes are defined as those less than 0.500 in. (12.7 mm) in outside diameter and light wall tubes as those less than 0.049 in. (1.24 mm) in average wall thickness.

    B The columbium plus tantalum content shall be not less than ten times the carbon content and not more than 1.00 %.

    C The titanium content shall be not less than five times the carbon content and not more than 0.60 %.


    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)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0554-08A

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