ASTM B547/B547M-02

    Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Formed and Arc-Welded Round Tube


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers aluminum and aluminum-alloy (Note 1) formed and arc-welded round tube in diameters 9 to 60 in. [230 to 1520 mm], made from formed sheet or plate, butt welded by gas-tungsten or gas-metal arc-welding methods with or without the use of filler metal.

    Note 1—Throughout this specification use of the term alloyin the general sense includes aluminum as well as aluminum alloy.

    Note 2—The requirements for the sheet and plate used are the same as in Specifications B 209 or B 209M.

    1.2 Alloy and temper designations are in accordance with ANSI H35.1 [H35.1M]. The equivalent Unified Numbering System alloy designations are those of preceded by A9, for example, A91100 for aluminum 1100 in accordance with Practice E 527.

    1.3 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see Annex A2.

    1.4 The values stated in either inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as standards. The SI units are shown either in brackets or in separate tables. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems will result in nonconformance with the 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

    B209 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate

    B209M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate (Metric)

    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

    B666/B666M Practice for Identification Marking of Aluminum and Magnesium Products

    B881 Terminology Relating to Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products

    B918 Practice for Heat Treatment of Wrought Aluminum Alloys

    B947 Practice for Hot Rolling Mill Solution Heat Treatment for Aluminum Alloy Plate

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

    E34 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum-Base Alloys

    E227 Test Method for Optical Emission Spectrometric Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by the Point-to-Plane Technique

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

    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

    ANSI Standards

    H35.1/H35.1M Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum

    ASME Code

    BoilerandPressureVes and 2, Pressure Vessels

    AWS Standard

    A5.10 Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Welding Rods and Bare Electrodes

    Federal Standard

    Fed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)

    Military Standard

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage

    AMS Specification

    AMS2772 Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloy Raw Materials

    Other Standard

    EN14242 Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys - Chemical Analysis - Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectral Analysis


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40181700(Welded aluminum tubes)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0547_B0547M-02

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B547 / B547M-02, Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Formed and Arc-Welded Round Tube, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.org

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