ASTM B587-08

    Standard Specification for Welded Brass Tube

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for round, rectangular, and square copper alloy welded tube for general engineering applications.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 The following hazard statement pertains only to the test method described in 18.2.3, 18.2.4, 18.2.6, and 18.2.7 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

    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

    B428 Test Method for Angle of Twist in Rectangular and Square Copper and Copper Alloy Tube

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

    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

    E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials

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

    E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

    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)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.15 (Non-ferrous metal pipes); 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40181600(Welded brass tubes)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0587-08

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