ASTM B210-02

    Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers aluminum and aluminum-alloy drawn seamless tubes in straight lengths and coils for general purpose and pressure applications in alloys (Note 2), tempers, and thicknesses shown in Table 1. Coiled tubes are generally available only as round tubes with a wall thickness not exceeding 0.083 in. and only in nonheat-treatable alloys.

    1.2 Alloy and temper designations are in accordance with ANSI H35.1. The equivalent Unified Numbering System alloy designations are those of preceded by A9, for example, A91100 for aluminum designation 1100 in accordance with Practice E 527.

    Note 1&38212;2See Specification B 483 for aluminum-alloy drawn tubes for general purpose applications; Specification B 234 for aluminum-alloy drawn seamless tubes for condensers and heat exchangers; and Specification B 241/B 241M for aluminum-alloy seamless pipe and seamless extruded tube.

    Note 2—Throughout this specification, use of the term alloyin the general sense includes aluminum as well as aluminum alloy.

    1.3 A complete metric companion to Specification B 210 has been developed—Specification B 210M; therefore, no metric equivalents are presented in this specification.

    1.4 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see Annex A2.


    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

    B234 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes for Condensers and Heat Exchangers

    B241/B241M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Seamless Pipe and Seamless Extruded Tube

    B483/B483M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Tube and Pipe for General Purpose Applications

    B557 Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products

    B660 Practices for Packaging/Packing of Aluminum and Magnesium Products

    B666/B666M Practice for Identification Marking of Aluminum and Magnesium Products

    B807/B807M Practice for Extrusion Press Solution Heat Treatment for Aluminum Alloys

    B881 Terminology Relating to Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products

    B918/B918M Practice for Heat Treatment of Wrought Aluminum Alloys

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E34 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum-Base Alloys

    E215 Practice for Standardizing Equipment for Electromagnetic Testing of Seamless Aluminum-Alloy Tube

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)

    E607 Test Method for Atomic Emission Spectrometric Analysis Aluminum Alloys by the Point to Plane Technique Nitrogen Atmosphere

    E716 Practices for Sampling and Sample Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition by Spectrochemical Analysis

    E1004 Test Method for Determining Electrical Conductivity Using the Electromagnetic (Eddy-Current) Method

    E1251 Test Method for Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40182200(Seamless aluminum tubes)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0210-02

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