ASTM B552-98(2004)

    Standard Specification for Seamless and Welded Copper--Nickel Tubes For Water Desalting Plants

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes requirements for seamless and welded copper-nickel tubes from 0.625 to 1.25 in. (15.9 to 31.8 mm) in diameter for use in heat exchangers in water desalting plants. The following alloys are involved: Copper Alloy UNS Nos. C70600, C71500, C71640, and C72200.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are the standard. Values given in parentheses are provided for information only.

    The following safety hazard caveat pertains only to the test methods of Section described in 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 its 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

    B111/B111M Specification for Copper and Copper-Alloy Seamless Condenser Tubes and Ferrule Stock

    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

    B543 Specification for Welded Copper and Copper-Alloy Heat Exchanger Tube

    B601 Classification for Temper Designations for Copper and Copper Alloys--Wrought and Cast

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

    B858 Test Method for Ammonia Vapor Test for Determining Susceptibility to Stress Corrosion Cracking in Copper Alloys

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

    E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens

    E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

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

    E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)

    E76 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Nickel-Copper Alloys

    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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40101802(Heat exchangers); 40182000(Seamless copper tubes)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0552-98R04

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