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This specification covers only factory-made wrought aluminum and aluminum-alloy welding fittings in contrast to field-made fittings. The aluminum or aluminum-alloy material used in the manufacture of the fittings shall be in accordance with the alloy and temper specified. The material shall be in the form of rod, bar, forgings, sheet, plate, seamless pipe or seamless tube, each of which conforms to all requirements. Forging or shaping operations may be performed by hammering, pressing, piercing, rolling, extruding, upsetting, bending, or fusion welding, or by a combination of two or more of these operations. Tension tests and hydrostatic tests shall be made to conform to the specified requirements.
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1.1 This specification covers only factory-made wrought aluminum and aluminum-alloy welding fittings in contrast to field-made fittings. The term “welding fittings” applies to butt-welding or socket-end parts, such as 45° elbows, 180° return bends, 90° short radius elbows, and other types made to the dimensional standards specified by ASME B16.9 and B16.11.
Note 1—Throughout this specification use of the term alloy in the general sense includes aluminum as well as aluminum-alloy.
1.2 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see Annex A1.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.4 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 heal 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.
Federal StandardsFed. Std. No. 123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies) Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098, http://www.dodssp.daps.mil.
B209 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate
B210 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes
B211 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Rolled or Cold Finished Bar, Rod, and Wire
B221 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Profiles, and Tubes
B234 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes for Condensers and Heat Exchangers
B241/B241M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Seamless Pipe and Seamless Extruded Tube
B247 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Die Forgings, Hand Forgings, and Rolled Ring Forgings
B660 Practices for Packaging/Packing of Aluminum and Magnesium Products
B881 Terminology Relating to Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging
ANSI StandardsH35.1/H35.1(M) Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum Available from Aluminum Association, Inc., 1525 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22209, http://www.aluminum.org.
ASME StandardsSection IX Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
AWS StandardsAWS D10.7M/D10.7 Recommended Practices for Gas Shielded-Arc Welding of Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Pipe Available from American Welding Society (AWS), 550 NW LeJeune Rd., Miami, FL 33126, http://www.aws.org.
Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry
ICS Number Code 23.040.40 (Metal fittings)
UNSPSC Code 11172000(Aluminum based alloys); 40183100(Tube fittings)
ASTM B361-08, Standard Specification for Factory-Made Wrought Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Welding Fittings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.orgBack to Top