Active Standard ASTM A554 | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.10
Book of Standards Volume: 01.01
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This guide covers standard specification for welded stainless steel tubing for mechanical applications where appearance, mechanical properties, or corrosion resistance is needed. The tubes shall be made from flat-rolled steel by an automatic welding process without the addition of filler metal. Tubes shall be furnished in one of the following shapes - round, square, rectangular, or special. Heat analysis shall be performed wherein several grades of steel shall conform to the required chemical composition for carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, nickel, chromium, molybdenum, titanium, columbium, and tantalum.
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1.1 This specification covers welded austenitic and ferritic stainless steel mechanical tubing intended for use in ornamental, structural, exhaust, and other applications where appearance, mechanical properties, or corrosion resistance is needed. The grades covered are listed in Table 1.
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 StandardFed. Std. No. 123 Marking for Shipments (Civil Agencies)
Military StandardsMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, Attn: NPODS. MIL-STD-163 Steel Mill Products Preparation for Shipment and Storage
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
A941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys
ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes); 23.040.40 (Metal fittings)