1.1 This specification covers welded tube of copper and various copper alloys up to 31/8 in., inclusive, in diameter, for use in surface condensers, evaporators, heat exchangers, and general engineering applications. Tubes for this application are normally made of the following coppers or copper alloys:
|Copper or Copper Alloy UNS No. 2||Previously UsedDesignation||Type of Metal|
|C10800||...||oxygen-free, low phosphorus|
|C12200||DHP|| phosphorized, high residual phos phorus|
|C68700||...||arsenical aluminum brass|
Designation listed in Classification B 224.
1.2 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. (Warning—Mercury is a definite health hazard in use and disposal. (See 14.1.))
Note 1—A complete metric companion to Specification B 543 has been developed—B 543M; therefore, no metric equivalents are presented 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.
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
B224 Classification of Coppers
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
E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
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
E54 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Special Brasses and Bronzes
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
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
Brass pipe/tube; Condenser and heat exchanger systems; emcopper/copper alloy; Copper; emtube (welded); Copper alloy tube; emwelded; Welded Cu/Cu alloy tube; tube- heat exchanger (Cu/Cu alloy), welded, UNS; C10800/C12200/C19400/C23000/C44300/C44400/C44500/C68700/C70400/C70600/C71000/C71500/C71600/C72200, spec., (for metric see B 543M),; UNS C10800;emtube (for condensers/heat exchangers); UNS C12200;emtube (for condensers/heat exchangers); UNS C19400;emtube (welded); UNS C23000;empipe/tube (seamless/welded); UNS C44300;emtube (for condensers/heat exchangers); UNS C44400;emtube (for condensers/heat exchangers); UNS C44500;emtube (for condensers/heat exchangers); UNS C68700;emtube (for condensers/heat exchangers); UNS C70400;emtube (for condensers/heat exchangers); UNS C70600;empipe/tube (seamless/welded); UNS C71000;emtube (for condensers/heat exchangers); UNS C71500;empipe/tube (seamless/welded); UNS C71640 (copper-nickel); UNS C72200;emtube (for condensers/heat exchangers); tube (Cu/Cu-alloy), welded (for heat exchangers), spec., (for metric see; B 543M),;Order Form
ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)
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