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1.1 This specification covers aluminum and aluminum-alloy drawn tubes in straight lengths and coils for general purpose applications in the alloys (Note 3), and tempers shown in Table 2. Coiled tubes are generally available only as round tubes with a wall thickness not exceeding 0.083 in. and only in non-heat-treatable alloys.Note 1-For drawn seamless tubes, see Specification B210, for tubes to be used in condensers and heat exchangers, Specification B234, and for seamless pipe, Specification B241/B241M. Note 2-Throughout this specification use of the term alloy in the general sense includes aluminum as well as aluminum alloy.
1.2 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see Annex A2.
1.3 A complete metric companion to Specification B483 has been developed-B483M; therefore, no metric equivalents appear in 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.
B210 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes
B210M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes (Metric)
B234 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes for Condensers and Heat Exchangers
B234M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes for Condensers and Heat Exchangers (Metric)
B241/B241M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Seamless Pipe and Seamless Extruded Tube
B429 Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Structural Pipe and Tube
B557 Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
B557M Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products (Metric)
B660 Practices for Packaging/Packing of Aluminum and Magnesium Products
E34 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum-Base Alloys
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 23.040.15 (Non-ferrous metal pipes)
UNSPSC Code 40182200(Seamless aluminum tubes); 40171507(Commercial aluminum pipe)
ASTM B483 / B483M-00, Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Tubes for General Purpose Applications, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2000, www.astm.orgBack to Top