ASTM B523/B523M-06

    Standard Specification for Seamless and Welded Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Tubes

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers three grades of zirconium and zirconium alloy seamless and welded tubes.

    1.2 Unless a single unit is used, for example corrosion mass gain in mg/dm2, the values stated in either inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. SI values cannot be mixed with inch-pound values.

    The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion 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

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    B551/B551M Specification for Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Strip, Sheet, and Plate

    B614 Practice for Descaling and Cleaning Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Surfaces

    E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

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

    E213 Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of Metal Pipe and Tubing

    E426 Practice for Electromagnetic (Eddy-Current) Examination of Seamless and Welded Tubular Products, Titanium, Austenitic Stainless Steel and Similar Alloys


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.15 (Non-ferrous metal pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40180000(Tubes tubing and tube fittings); 12141751(Zirconium Zr)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0523_B0523M-06

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