ASTM B42-98

    Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Pipe, Standard Sizes

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers seamless copper pipe in all nominal or standard pipe sizes, both regular and extra-strong, suitable for use in plumbing, boiler feed lines, and for similar purposes.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information purposes only.


    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

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

    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

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

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

    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)

    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

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40171511(Commercial copper pipe); 40101833(Boiler or heater igniter)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0042-98

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