ASTM A589/A589M-06

    Standard Specification for Seamless and Welded Carbon Steel Water-Well Pipe

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers four specific types of plain end or threaded and coupled carbon steel pipe for use in water wells.

    1.2 Each type of water well pipe shall conform to the following methods of manufacture and grade as specified on the purchase order:

    1.2.1 Type I, Drive PipeSeamless or electric-resistance-welded, Grades A and B.

    1.2.2 Type II, Water-Well Reamed and Drifted PipeSeamless or electric-resistance-welded, Grades A and B, or furnace-butt welded.

    1.2.3 Type III, Driven Well PipeSeamless or electric-resistance-welded, Grades A and B, or furnace-butt welded.

    1.2.4 Type IV, Water-Well Casing Pipe Seamless or electric-resistance-welded, Grades A and B, or furnace-butt welded.

    1.3 The values stated in either inch-pound units or in SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system is to be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard.

    Note 1

    The dimensionless designator NPS (nominal pipe size) and DN (Nominal Diameter) have 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

    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

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

    A865 Specification for Threaded Couplings, Steel, Black or Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Welded or Seamless, for Use in Steel Pipe Joints

    API Standard

    5L Specification for Line Pipe Available from American Petroleum Institute (API), 1220 L. St., NW, Washington, DC 20005.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40170000(Pipe piping and pipe fittings)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0589_A0589M-06

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