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1.1 This specification covers aluminum-alloy (Note 1) drawn seamless round tube in straight lengths designated as shown in Table 1, for use in surface condensers, evaporators, and heat exchangers.
Note 1—Throughout this specification use of the term alloy in the general sense includes aluminum as well as aluminum alloy.
Note 2—For drawn seamless tubes used in general applications, see Specification B 210; for extruded tubes see Specification B 221; for seamless pipe see Specification B 241/B 241M; and for structural pipe and tube see Specification B 429.
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, A91060 for aluminum 1060, in accordance with Practice E 527.
1.3 A complete metric companion to Specification B 234 has been developed—B 234M; 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.
B210 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes
B210M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes (Metric)
B221 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Profiles, and Tubes
B221M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Profiles, and Tubes (Metric)
B241/B241M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Seamless Pipe and Seamless Extruded Tube
B429/B429M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Structural Pipe and Tube
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
B881 Terminology Relating to Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
B918 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
E1251 Test Method for Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry
ICS Number Code 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)
UNSPSC Code 40182200(Seamless aluminum tubes); 40101802(Heat exchangers)
ASTM B234-02, Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes for Condensers and Heat Exchangers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.orgBack to Top