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This specification covers aluminum and aluminum-alloy formed and arc-welded round tube, made from formed sheet or plate, butt welded by gas-tungsten or gas-metal arc-welding methods with or without the use of filler metal. The tube shall be made by roll forming (or other suitable forming) sheet or plate into a circular contour with the longitudinal edges butted together for welding. The sheet or plate shall be roll-formed so that the edges are butted together in a helical pattern around the circumference of the tube. The edges shall be welded together by a gas-shielded-arc process. Tensile strength, yield strength, and elongation of the specimens shall be determined by tension test. Specimens may be subjected to a pressure test and a radiographic examination.
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1.1 This specification covers aluminum and aluminum-alloy (Note 1) formed and arc-welded round tube in diameters 9 to 60 in. [230 to 1520 mm], made from formed sheet or plate, butt welded by gas-tungsten or gas-metal arc-welding methods with or without the use of filler metal.
Note 1—Throughout this specification use of the term alloy in the general sense includes aluminum as well as aluminum alloy.
1.2 Alloy and temper designations are in accordance with ANSI H35.1/H35.1M. 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.
1.3 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see Annex A2.
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 The SI units are shown either in brackets or in separate tables.
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
B209M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate (Metric)
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
B947 Practice for Hot Rolling Mill Solution Heat Treatment for Aluminum Alloy Plate
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
ANSI StandardsH35.1/H35.1M Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum
ASME CodeBoiler and Pressure Vessel Code; Section VIII, Div and 2, Pressure Vessels
AWS StandardA5.10 Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Welding Rods and Bare Electrodes
Federal StandardFed. Std. No. 123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)
Military StandardMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
AMS SpecificationAMS 2772 Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloy Raw Materials
Other StandardEN 14242 Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys - Chemical Analysis - Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectral Analysis
ICS Number Code 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)
UNSPSC Code 40181700(Welded aluminum tubes)
ASTM B547 / B547M-10, Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Formed and Arc-Welded Round Tube, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top