Active Standard ASTM A984 / A984M | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.09
Book of Standards Volume: 01.01
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This specification covers electric-resistance-welded, black, plain-end, steel pipe for use in the conveyance of fluids under pressure. It is intended that the pipe be capable of being circumferentially welded in the field when welding procedures in accordance with the requirements of the applicable pipeline construction code are used. The required chemical compositions for the steel material are presented. Different mechanical test requirements are presented which includes, tension test, and flattening test. Also, each length of pipe shall be subjected to the hydrostatic test without leakage through the weld seam or the pipe body. Finally, the weld seam of each length of pipe shall be inspected using a non-destructive electric test method.
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1.1 This specification covers electric-resistance-welded, black, plain-end, steel pipe for use in the conveyance of fluids under pressure. Pipe in sizes NPS 1 to 26, inclusive, with nominal wall thickness 0.750 in. [19.1 mm] or less, as given in ASME B36.10M is included. Pipe having other dimensions, in this size range, may be furnished provided such pipe complies with all other requirements of this specification.
1.2 It is intended that the pipe be capable of being circumferentially welded in the field when welding procedures in accordance with the requirements of the applicable pipeline construction code are used.
1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. 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.
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A450/A450M Specification for General Requirements for Carbon and Low Alloy Steel Tubes
A530/A530M Specification for General Requirements for Specialized Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
A941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys
API StandardAPIRP5L3 Recommended Practice for Conducting Drop-Weight Tear Tests on Line Pipe Available from The American Petroleum Institute (API), 1220 L. St., NW, Washington, DC 20005.
ASME StandardASMEB36.10M Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe Available from American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME International Headquarters, Three Park Ave., New York, NY 10016-5990.
ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)