Active Standard ASTM A498 | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.09
Book of Standards Volume: 01.01
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This specification covers external helical, integral finned, seamless or welded low-carbon steel tubes for use in tubular heat exchangers, surface condensers, evaporators, superheaters, and similar heat-transfer apparatus in unfinned end diameters. The tube, prior to finning operation or unfinned portions of the finned tube, shall conform to the requirements for tensile properties prescribed in the governing plain-tube specification. Each tube after finning shall be subjected to a pressure test which shall permit easy visual leakage detection.
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1.1 This specification covers external helical, integral finned, seamless or welded low-carbon steel tubes for use in tubular heat exchangers, surface condensers, evaporators, superheaters, and similar heat-transfer apparatus in unfinned end diameters up to 2 in. (50.8 mm), inclusive.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A179/A179M Specification for Seamless Cold-Drawn Low-Carbon Steel Heat-Exchanger and Condenser Tubes
A214/A214M Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel Heat-Exchanger and Condenser Tubes
A334/A334M Specification for Seamless and Welded Carbon and Alloy-Steel Tubes for Low-Temperature Service
UNSPSC Code 40181800(Welded steel tubes); 40182300(Seamless steel tubes)