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This specification covers aluminum and aluminum-alloy tubes made from formed sheet and seam welded by continuous methods. Chemical conformance shall be determined by analyzing samples taken at a time the ingots are poured, or samples taken from the finished or semi-finished product, following conditions set in the specification. The temper of the tubes shall be that of the sheet from which the tubes are formed, and the sheet shall conform to the specified tensile property requirements. The tube shall be subjected to tension, capability, and pressure tests.
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1.1 This specification covers aluminum and aluminum-alloy tubes made from formed sheet and seam welded by continuous methods.
1.2 Alloy (Note 1) and temper designations are in accordance with ANSI H35.1/H35.1(M). The equivalent Unified Numbering System alloy designations are those of Table 1 preceded by A9, for example, A91100 for aluminum 1100 in accordance with Practice E527.
Note 1—Throughout this specification use of the term alloy in the general sense includes aluminum as well as aluminum alloy.
Note 2—For the requirements for sheet see Specification B209.
1.3 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see A1.2.
1.4 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.
1.4.1 SI Units—The SI units are shown either in brackets or in separate tables.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B209 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate
B557 Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
B557M Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products (Metric)
B660 Practices for Packaging/Packing of Aluminum and Magnesium Products
B666/B666M Practice for Identification Marking of Aluminum and Magnesium Products
B881 Terminology Relating to Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
B918 Practice for Heat Treatment of Wrought Aluminum Alloys
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E34 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum-Base Alloys
E227 Test Method for Optical Emission Spectrometric Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by the Point-to-Plane Technique
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
E607 Test Method for Atomic Emission Spectrometric Analysis Aluminum Alloys by the Point to Plane Technique Nitrogen Atmosphere
E716 Practices for Sampling and Sample Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition by Spectrochemical Analysis
E1251 Test Method for Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry
Military StandardMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098, http://dodssp.daps.dla.mil.
AMS SpecificationAMS2772 Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloy Raw Materials Available from SAE International (SAE), 400 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale, PA 15096-0001, http://www.sae.org.
Federal StandardFed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)
Other StandardsEN14242 Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys - Chemical Analysis - Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectral Analysis Available from European Committee for Standardization (CEN), 36 rue de Stassart, B-1050, Brussels, Belgium, http://www.cenorm.be or http://www.cen.eu/esearch.
ANSI StandardsH35.2M Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products (Metric)
ICS Number Code 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)
UNSPSC Code 40181700(Welded aluminum tubes)
ASTM B313 / B313M-09, Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Round Welded Tubes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top