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.
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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.
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
MIL-STD-163 Steel Mill Products Preparation for Shipment and Storage
Fed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipments (Civil Agencies)
carbon steel tube; mechanical tubing; steel tube ;
ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)
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