Active Standard ASTM A333 / A333M | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.10
Book of Standards Volume: 01.01
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This specification covers wall seamless and welded carbon and alloy steel pipe intended for use at low temperatures. The pipe shall be made by the seamless or welding process with the addition of no filler metal in the welding operation. All seamless and welded pipes shall be treated to control their microstructure. Tensile tests, impact tests, hydrostatic tests, and nondestructive electric tests shall be made in accordance to specified requirements.
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1.1 This specification2 covers nominal (average) wall seamless and welded carbon and alloy steel pipe intended for use at low temperatures and in other applications requiring notch toughness. Several grades of ferritic steel are included as listed in Table 1. Some product sizes may not be available under this specification because heavier wall thicknesses have an adverse effect on impact properties.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard. The inch-pound units shall apply unless the “M” designation of this specification is specified in the order.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A671 Specification for Electric-Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower Temperatures
A999/A999M Specification for General Requirements for Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipe
E23 Test Methods for Notched Bar Impact Testing of Metallic Materials
E165 Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry
E709 Guide for Magnetic Particle Testing
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel CodeSectionIX SectionVIII
ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)
UNSPSC Code 40171601(Industrial welded carbon steel pipe); 40171602(Industrial seamless carbon steel pipe)