ASTM A587-96(2001)

    Standard Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Low-Carbon Steel Pipe for the Chemical Industry


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers electric-resistance-welded low-carbon steel pipe intended for use as process lines.

    1.2 Pipe ordered under this specification shall be suitable for severe forming operations involving flanging in all sizes and bending to close radii up to and including NPS 4.

    1.3 This specification covers NPS 1/2 through 10, plus additional sizes. The corresponding outside diameters and wall thicknesses for NPS 1/ 2 through 10 are listed in , as are the dimensions for the additional sizes.

    Note1— The dimensionless designator NPS (nominal pipe size) has been substituted in this standard for such traditional terms as "nominal diameter," "size," and "nominal size."

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    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.

    1.5 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Sections 6, 12, and 13, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    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

    A53/A53M Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

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

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

    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

    E570 Practice for Flux Leakage Examination of Ferromagnetic Steel Tubular Products


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40171601(Industrial welded carbon steel pipe)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/A0587-96R01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM A587-96(2001), Standard Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Low-Carbon Steel Pipe for the Chemical Industry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1996, www.astm.org

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