ASTM A512 - 06(2012)

    Standard Specification for Cold-Drawn Buttweld Carbon Steel Mechanical Tubing

    Active Standard ASTM A512 | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.09

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.01


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    Abstract

    This specification covers cold-drawn buttweld carbon steel tubes for use as round, square, rectangular or special shape mechanical tubing. The carbon steel can be made unless a specific type of melting process is required by the purchaser. Heat and product analysis shall be made to determine the specified percentages of chemical elements to which steel tubes shall conform to. The tubing shall be free of injurious defects and shall have a workmanlike finish. Unless otherwise specified, both outside and inside surfaces of the tubing shall be coated with a film of rust-retarding oil before shipping.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers cold-drawn buttweld carbon steel tubes for use as mechanical tubing.

    1.2 This specification covers round, square, rectangular, and special shape mechanical tubing.

    1.3 Round tube size ranges covered are outside diameters up to 3 1/2 in. (88.9 mm) and wall thickness from 0.035 to 0.500 in. (0.89 to 12.70 mm).

    1.4 Optional supplementary requirements are provided and, when desired, shall be so stated in the order.

    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.

    Federal Standard

    Fed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipments (Civil Agencies)

    ASTM Standards

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A1040 Guide for Specifying Harmonized Standard Grade Compositions for Wrought Carbon, Low-Alloy, and Alloy Steels

    E59 Practice for Sampling Steel and Iron for Determination of Chemical Composition

    Military Standards

    MIL-STD-163 Steel Mill Products Preparation for Shipment and Storage


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40181800(Welded steel tubes)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/A0512-06R12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM A512-06(2012), Standard Specification for Cold-Drawn Buttweld Carbon Steel Mechanical Tubing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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