ASTM B280-02

    Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Tube for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Field Service


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for seamless copper tube produced from Copper UNS No. C12200 and intended for use in the connection, repairs, or alternations of air conditioning or refrigeration units in the field.

    Note 1—Fittings used for soldered or brazed connections in air conditioning and refrigeration systems are described in ASME Standard B16.22.

    Note 2—The assembly of copper tubular systems by soldering is described in Practice B 828.

    Note 3—Solders for joining copper tubular systems are described in Specification B 32. The requirements for acceptable fluxes for these systems are described in Specification B 813.

    1.2 Values stated in inch-pound units are the standard except for grain size which is stated in SI units. SI values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 The following hazard statement pertains only to the test method described in Section 18.2.4 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.


    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

    B32 Specification for Solder Metal

    B153 Test Method for Expansion (Pin Test) of Copper and Copper-Alloy Pipe and Tubing

    B577 Test Methods for Detection of Cuprous Oxide (Hydrogen Embrittlement Susceptibility) in Copper

    B601 Classification for Temper Designations for Copper and Copper Alloys--Wrought and Cast

    B813 Specification for Liquid and Paste Fluxes for Soldering of Copper and Copper Alloy Tube

    B828 Practice for Making Capillary Joints by Soldering of Copper and Copper Alloy Tube and Fittings

    B900 Practice for Packaging of Copper and Copper Alloy Mill Products for U.S. Government Agencies

    E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens

    E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

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

    E53 Test Method for Determination of Copper in Unalloyed Copper by Gravimetry

    E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)

    E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

    E243 Practice for Electromagnetic (Eddy-Current) Examination of Copper and Copper-Alloy Tubes

    E255 Practice for Sampling Copper and Copper Alloys for the Determination of Chemical Composition

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

    ASME Standards

    B1622 Wrought Copper and Copper Alloy Solder Joint Pressure Fittings


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.15 (Non-ferrous metal pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40182000(Seamless copper tubes); 73161517(Air conditioning or ventilating or refrigeration equipment manufacture services)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0280-02

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B280-02, Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Tube for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Field Service, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.org

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