ASTM A688 / A688M - 12

    Standard Specification for Seamless and Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Feedwater Heater Tubes

    Active Standard ASTM A688 / A688M | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.01


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    Abstract

    This specification covers standard requirements for welded austenitic stainless steel feedforward heater tubes including those bent, if specified, into the form of U-tubes for application in tubular feed-water heaters. All finished straight tubing or straight tubing ready for U-bending shall be furnished in the solution-annealed condition. The steel shall conform to the required chemical composition for carbon, phosphorus, chromium, molybdenum, nitrogen, and copper. The material shall also conform to tensile properties such as tensile strength, yield strength, and elongation. The steel shall undergo mechanical tests such as tension test, hardness test, reverse bend test, flattening test, flange test, pressure test, hydrostatic test, and air underwater test. Nondestructive test (electric test) shall be performed and corrosion resisting properties shall be determined for each sample tube.

    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 seamless and welded austenitic stainless steel feedwater heater tubes including those bent, if specified, into the form of U-tubes for application in tubular feed-water heaters.

    1.2 The tubing sizes covered shall be 5/8 to 1 in. [15.9 to 25.4 mm] inclusive outside diameter, and average or minimum wall thicknesses of 0.028 in. [0.7 mm] and heavier.

    1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance 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.

    ASTM Standards

    A262 Practices for Detecting Susceptibility to Intergranular Attack in Austenitic Stainless Steels

    A480/A480M Specification for General Requirements for Flat-Rolled Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip

    A941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys

    A1016/A1016M Specification for General Requirements for Ferritic Alloy Steel, Austenitic Alloy Steel, and Stainless Steel Tubes

    E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)

    Other Standard

    SAEJ1086 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys (UNS) Available from Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 400 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale, PA 15096-0001, http://www.sae.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31351209(Stainless steel welded or brazed tube assemblies)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0688_A0688M-12

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