ASTM B163 - 11e1

    Standard Specification for Seamless Nickel and Nickel Alloy Condenser and Heat-Exchanger Tubes

    Active Standard ASTM B163 | Developed by Subcommittee: B02.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.04


      Format Pages Price  
    PDF 13 $48.00   ADD TO CART
    Hardcopy (shipping and handling) 13 $48.00   ADD TO CART


    Abstract

    This specification covers seamless tubes of nickel and nickel alloy for use in condenser and heat-exchanger service. This covers outside diameter and average wall, or outside diameter and minimum wall tube. Tube shall be furnished in the alloys and conditions defined by this specification. The material shall conform to the composition limits of nickel, copper, molybdenum, iron, manganese, carbon, silicon, chromium, aluminium, titanium, phosphorus, cerium, zirconium, yttrium, born, cobalt, columblum, tungsten, and nitrogen specified. Tensile strength, yield strength, elongation, and Rockwell hardness of the material shall conform to the required mechanical properties set by this specification. Test methods such as chemical analysis, tension, rounding procedure, Rockwell hardness, grain size and hardness conversion shall be performed.

    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 specification2 covers seamless tubes of nickel and nickel alloys, as shown in Table 1, for use in condenser and heat-exchanger service.

    TABLE 1 Chemical Requirements A

     

    Composition,%

    N02200

    N02201

    N04400

    N06025

    N06045

    N06600

    N06601

    N06603

    N06686

    N06690

    Nickel

    99.0 minB

    99.0 minB

    63.0 minB

    remainderB

    45.0 minB

    72.0 minB

    58.0–63.0

    remainderB

    remainderB

    58.0 minB

    Copper

    0.25

    0.25

    28.0–34.0

    0.1

    0.3

    0.5

    1.0

    0.5

    ...

    0.5

    Molybdenum

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    15.0–17.0

    ...

    Iron

    0.40

    0.40

    2.5

    8.0–11.0

    21.0–25.0

    6.0–10.0

    remainderB

    8.0–11.0

    5.0

    7.0–11.0

    Manganese

    0.35

    0.35

    2.0

    0.15

    1.0

    1.0

    1.0

    0.15

    0.75

    0.5

    Carbon

    0.15

    0.02

    0.3

    0.15–0.25

    0.05–0.12

    0.15

    0.10

    0.20–0.40

    0.010

    0.05

    Silicon

    0.35

    0.35

    0.5

    0.5

    2.5–3.0

    0.5

    0.5

    0.5

    0.08

    0.5

    Sulfur

    0.01

    0.01

    0.024

    0.010

    0.010

    0.015

    0.015

    0.010

    0.02

    0.015

    Chromium

    ...

    ...

    ...

    24.0–26.0

    26.0–29.0

    14.0–17.0

    21.0–25.0

    24.0–26.0

    19.0–23.0

    27.0–31.0

    Aluminum

    ...

    ...

    ...

    1.8–2.4

    ...

    ...

    1.0–1.7

    2.4–3.0

    ...

    ...

    Titanium

    ...

    ...

    ...

    0.1–0.2

    ...

    ...

    ...

    0.01–0.25

    0.02–0.25

    ...

    Phosphorus

    ...

    ...

    ...

    0.020

    0.020

    ...

    ...

    0.02

    0.04

    ...

    Cerium

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    0.03–0.09

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    Zirconium

    ...

    ...

    ...

    0.01–0.10

    ...

    ...

    ...

    0.01–0.10

    ...

    ...

    Yttrium

    ...

    ...

    ...

    0.05–0.12

    ...

    ...

    ...

    0.01–0.15

    ...

    ...

    Boron

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    Cobalt

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    Columbium
    (Nb)

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    Tungsten

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    3.0–4.4

    ...

    Nitrogen

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    A Maximum unless range or minimum is given. Where ellipses (...) appear in this table, there is no requirement and analysis for the element need not be determined or reported.
    B Element shall be determined arithmetically by difference.
    TABLE 1 Chemical Requirements A (continued)

     

     

    N06696

    N06845

    N08120

    N08800

    N08801

    N08810

    N08811

    N08825

    Nickel

    remainderB

    44.0–50.0

    35.0–39.0

    30.0–35.0

    30.0–34.0

    30.0–35.0

    30.0–35.0

    38.0–46.0

    Copper

    1.5–3.0

    2.0–4.0

    0.50

    0.75

    0.50

    0.75

    0.75

    1.5–3.0

    Molybdenum

    1.0–3.0

    5.0–7.0

    2.50

    B829 Specification for General Requirements for Nickel and Nickel Alloys Seamless Pipe and Tube

    B880 Specification for General Requirements for Chemical Check Analysis Limits for Nickel, Nickel Alloys and Cobalt Alloys

    E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E76 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Nickel-Copper Alloys

    E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

    E140 Hardness Conversion Tables for Metals Relationship Among Brinell Hardness, Vickers Hardness, Rockwell Hardness, Superficial Hardness, Knoop Hardness, and Scleroscope Hardness

    E1473 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Nickel, Cobalt, and High-Temperature Alloys

    Military Standard

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage

    Federal Standards

    Fed.Std.No.182 Continuous Identification Marking of Nickel and Nickel-Base Alloys


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/B0163-11E01

    ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.

    ASTM B163

    Citing ASTM Standards
    Back to Top