Active Standard ASTM A523 | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.09
Book of Standards Volume: 01.01
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This specification covers seamless and electric-resistance-welded steel pipe used as conduit for the installation of high-pressure pipe-type electrical cables in NPS 4 to NPS 12, inclusive, with nominal (average) wall thicknesses 0.219 to 0.562 in., depending on size. The steel shall be made by one or more of the following processes: open-hearth, basic-oxygen, or electric-furnace. Tensile strength tests, flattening test, hydrostatic tests shall be made for the materials to conform the requirements as specified. If the results of the mechanical tests do not conform to requirements specified, retests shall be made.
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1.1 This specification covers seamless and electric-resistance-welded steel pipe used as conduit for the installation of high-pressure pipe-type electrical cables in NPS 4 to NPS 12, inclusive, with nominal (average) wall thicknesses 0.219 to 0.562 in., depending on size. Pipe having other dimensions (Note 2) may be furnished, provided such pipe complies with all other requirements of this specification.
1.3 Pipe for this purpose shall be furnished in Grade A or Grade B as specified in the purchase order. Grade A is more suitable for forming operations involving bending, flaring, or belling and this grade is normally preferred. This provision is not intended to prohibit the cold bending, flaring, or belling of Grade B pipe.
1.4 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.
1.5 The following hazard caveat applies to the test method portion, Section 20, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
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
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
E59 Practice for Sampling Steel and Iron for Determination of Chemical Composition
ANSI StandardB36.10 Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe Available from American National Standards Institute, 11 West 42nd St., 13th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)