ASTM A691-98(2002)

    Historical Standard: ASTM A691-98(2002) Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe, Electric-Fusion-Welded for High-Pressure Service at High Temperatures

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers carbon and alloy steel pipe, electric-fusion-welded with filler metal added, fabricated from pressure-vessel-quality plate of several analyses and strength levels and suitable for high-pressure service at high temperatures. Heat treatment may or may not be required to attain the desired mechanical properties or to comply with applicable code requirements. Supplementary requirements are provided for use when additional testing or examination is desired.

    1.2 The specification nominally covers pipe 16 in. (405 mm) in outside diameter and larger with wall thicknesses up to 3 in. (75 mm) inclusive. Pipe having other dimensions may be furnished provided it complies with all other requirements of this specification.

    1.3 Several grades and classes of pipe are provided.

    1.3.1 Grade designates the type of plate used as listed in .

    1.3.2 Class designates the type of heat treatment performed in the manufacture of the pipe, whether the weld is radiographically examined, and whether the pipe has been pressure tested as listed in 1.3.3.

    1.3.3 Class designations are as follows (Note 1):

    Class Heat Treatment on PipeRadiography, see Section Pressure Test, see Section
    10nonenonenone
    11none9none
    12none98.3
    13nonenone8.3
    20 stress relieved, see 5.3.1none none
    21stress relieved, see 5.3.19none
    22 stress relieved, see 5.3.198.3
    23 stress relieved, see 5.3.1none 8.3
    30normalized, see 5.3.2 none none
    31normalized, see 5.3.29none
    32normalized, see 5.3.298.3
    33normalized, see 5.3.2 none 8.3
    40normalized and tempered, see 5.3.3none none
    41 normalized and tempered, see 5.3.39none
    42 normalized and tempered, see 5.3.398.3
    43 normalized and tempered, see 5.3.3none 8.3
    50 quenched and tempered, see 5.3.4none none
    51quenched and tempered, see 5.3.49none
    52 quenched and tempered, see 5.3.498.3
    53 quenched and tempered, see 5.3.4none 8.3
    Note 1—Selection of materials should be made with attention to temperature of service. For such guidance, Specification A 20/A 20M may be consulted.

    1.4 Optional requirements of a supplementary nature are provided, calling for additional tests and control of repair welding, when desired.

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40171601(Industrial welded carbon steel pipe)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0691-98R02

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