Active Standard ASTM A589 / A589M | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.09
Book of Standards Volume: 01.01
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This specification covers four specific types of plain end or threaded and coupled carbon steel pipe for use in water wells. Water well pipe are classified into four types according to grads: type I, drive pipe; type II, water-well reamed and drifted pipe; type III, driven well pipe; and type IV, water-well casing pipe. The steel for both seamless and welded pipe shall be made by one of the following processes: open-hearth, electric furnace, or basic-oxygen. Tensile test, tension test, and hydrostatic test shall be required to conform to the requirements specified.
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1.3 The values stated in either inch-pound units or in SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system is to be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the 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.
A53/A53M Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
A865 Specification for Threaded Couplings, Steel, Black or Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Welded or Seamless, for Use in Steel Pipe Joints
API Standard5L Specification for Line Pipe Available from American Petroleum Institute (API), 1220 L. St., NW, Washington, DC 20005.
ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)
UNSPSC Code 40170000(Pipe piping and pipe fittings)