ASTM B837-01(2009)

    Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Tube for Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gas Fuel Distribution Systems


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for Type GAS seamless Copper UNS No. C12200 tube for use in above ground natural gas and liquified petroleum (LP) gas fuel distribution systems, commonly assembled with flared fittings or brazed joints.

    1.2 O60 (soft annealed) temper gas tube is produced in the range of standard sizes 3/8 to 7/8in. outside diameter; H58 (drawn general purpose) temper gas tube is produced in the range of standard sizes 3/8 to 11/8in. outside diameter.

    1.3 O60 (soft annealed) temper gas tube systems are normally assembled with single 45° flared fittings, although brazed connections using wrought or cast fittings may be permitted by local or code requirements. H58 (drawn general purpose) temper gas tube systems are assembled with brazed connections.

    Note 1—Tube temper and applicable size are determined by installation code requirements.

    1.4 Flared fittings used with seamless copper tube for natural gas and liquified petroleum (LP) gas fuel distribution systems shall be free of residual stresses.

    1.5 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.


    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

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

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

    E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens

    E8 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

    E53 Test Method for Determination of Copper in Unalloyed Copper by Gravimetry

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

    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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.200 (Petroleum products and natural gas handling equipment); ICS Number Code 75.200 (Petroleum products and natural gas handling equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40182000(Seamless copper tubes); 15111500(Gaseous fuels)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0837-01R09

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B837-01(2009), Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Tube for Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gas Fuel Distribution Systems, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.org

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