ASTM B306-99

    Standard Specification for Copper Drainage Tube (DWV)

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for seamless copper tube (DWV) produced from Copper UNS No. C12200 and intended for sanitary drainage, waste, and vent piping.

    Note 1-Fittings used for soldered or brazed connections in drainage, waste, or vent systems are described in ASME Standards B16.23 and B16.29, and CSA Standard B158.1. Note 2-The assembly of copper drainage, waste, and vent systems by soldering is described in Practice B828. Note 3-Solders for joining copper drainage, waste, or vent systems are described in Specification B32. The requirement for acceptable fluxes for these systems are described in Specification B813.

    1.2 Values stated in inch-pound units are the standard. SI values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 The following hazard statement pertains only to the test method described in Section 16.2.4 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

    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

    E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness 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)

    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

    B16.23 Cast Copper Alloy Solder Joint Drainage Fittings--DWV

    B16.29 Wrought Copper and Copper Alloy Solder Joint Drainage Fittings--DWV


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.15 (Non-ferrous metal pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40182000(Seamless copper tubes); 70171800(Drainage services)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0306-99

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