ASTM A787/A787M-09

    Standard Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Metallic-Coated Carbon Steel Mechanical Tubing

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers round, square, rectangular, and special shape, electric-resistance-welded mechanical tubing, either zinc-coated (galvanized) after welding or produced from aluminum-coated, zinc-coated (galvanized), zinc-iron alloy-coated (galvannealed), or 55 % aluminum-zinc alloy-coated steel sheet. Tubing for use as electrical conduit (EMT) or intermediate metallic conduit (IMC) is not covered by this specification.

    1.2 This specification covers mechanical tubing with outside diameters or maximum outside dimensions ranging from ½ to 15 in. [12.7 to 380.0 mm] and wall thickness from 0.028 to 0.180 in. [0.70 to 4.60 mm].

    1.3 Sizes outside the ranges listed above may be ordered provided all other requirements of the specification are met.

    1.4 This specification is expressed in both inch-pound units and in SI units; however, unless the purchase order specifies the applicable M specification designation (SI units), the inch-pound units shall apply. The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.


    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

    A463/A463M Specification for Steel Sheet, Aluminum-Coated, by the Hot-Dip Process

    A653/A653M Specification for Steel Sheet, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) or Zinc-Iron Alloy-Coated (Galvannealed) by the Hot-Dip Process

    A792/A792M Specification for Steel Sheet, 55 % Aluminum-Zinc Alloy-Coated by the Hot-Dip Process

    A924/A924M Specification for General Requirements for Steel Sheet, Metallic-Coated by the Hot-Dip Process

    B6 Specification for Zinc


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.40 (Metal fittings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40181900(Welded stainless steel tubes)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0787_A0787M-09

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