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1.1 This specification covers black and hot-dipped galvanized welded and seamless steel pipe in NPS 1/2 to NPS 10, inclusive [DN 15 to DN 250, inclusive] (Note 1), with wall thicknesses as given in Table 1 and Table 2. Pipe having other wall thicknesses may be furnished provided such pipe complies with all other requirements of this specification and the outside diameter is as given in Table 2. Pipe ordered under this specification is intended for use in fire protection systems. The pipe may be bent, but it is not intended for bending made at ambient temperature wherein the inside diameter of the bend is less than twelve times the outside diameter of the pipe being bent (Note 2).
Note 1—The dimensionless designators 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.”
Note 2—Successful bending of pipe is a function of equipment and technique as well as pipe properties.
1.2 This pipe is suitable for joining by the following methods:
1.2.1 Light-Weight Fire Protection Pipe—Rolled groove, welding, and fittings for plain end pipe. See Table 1 for dimensions.
1.2.2 Standard-Weight Fire Protection Pipe—Cut or rolled groove, threading, welding, and fittings for plain end pipe. See Table 2 for dimensions.
1.2.3 For pipe having dimensions other than those of Table 1 and Table 2, the joining method must be compatible with the pipe dimensions. A complete listing of standard light weight dimensions appears in ASME B36.10 and B36.19.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Sections 8, 9, and 10, 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.
1.4 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.
A90/A90M Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on Iron and Steel Articles with Zinc or Zinc-Alloy Coatings
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
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
B6 Specification for Zinc
E213 Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of Metal 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
ASME StandardsB36.19 Stainless Steel Pipe
Federal StandardFed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipments (Civil Agencies) Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, Attn: NPODS.
Military StandardsMIL-STD-163 Steel Mill Products, Preparation for Shipment and Storage
ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)