ASTM B359/B359M-02(2006)

    Standard Specification for Copper and Copper-Alloy Seamless Condenser and Heat Exchanger Tubes With Integral Fins

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for seamless copper and copper alloy tubing on which the external or internal surface, or both, has been modified by a cold-forming process to produce an integral enhanced surface for improved heat transfer.

    1.2 Units—The values stated in either in-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as the standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems could result in nonconformance with the specification.

    1.3 The tubes are typically used in surface condensers, evaporators, and heat exchangers.

    1.4 The product shall be produced of the following coppers or copper alloys, as specified in the ordering information.

    Copper or Copper Alloy UNS No.Type of Metal
    C10100Oxygen-free electronic
    C10200Oxygen-free without residual deoxidants
    C10300Oxygen-free, extra low phosphorus
    C10800Oxygen-free, low phosphorus
    C12000DLP Phosphorized, low residual phosphorus (See Note 1)
    C12200DHP, Phosphorized, high residual phosphorus (See Note 1)
    C14200DPA Phosphorized arsenical (See Note 1)
    C19200Phosphorized, 1 % iron
    C23000Red Brass
    C44300Admiralty Metal Types B,
    C44400C, and
    C44550D
    C60800Aluminum Bronze
    C68700Aluminum Brass Type B
    C7040095-5 Copper-Nickel
    C7060090-10 Copper-Nickel
    C7062090-10 Copper-Nickel (Modified for Welding)
    C7100080-20 Copper-Nickel Type A
    C7150070-30 Copper-Nickel
    C7152070-30 Copper-Nickel (Modified for Welding)
    C72200Copper-Nickel

    Note 1—Designations listed in Classification B 224.

    1.5 The following safety hazard caveat pertains only to the test methods described in 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.

    1.6 Product produced in accordance with the Supplementary Requirements section for military applications shall be produced only to the inch-pound system of this specification.


    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

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

    B154 Test Method for Mercurous Nitrate Test for Copper Alloys

    B170 Specification for Oxygen-Free Electrolytic Copper--Refinery Shapes

    B224 Classification of Coppers

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

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

    B858 Test Method for Ammonia Vapor Test for Determining Susceptibility to Stress Corrosion Cracking in Copper Alloys

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

    B968/B968M Test Method for Flattening of Copper and Copper-Alloy Pipe and Tube

    D4727/D4727M Specification for Corrugated and Solid Fiberboard Sheet Stock (Container Grade) and Cut Shapes

    E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens

    E8/E8M 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

    E118 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper-Chromium Alloys

    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

    E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys

    E2575 Test Method for Determination of Oxygen in Copper and Copper Alloys


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40182000(Seamless copper tubes)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0359_B0359M-02R06

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