Developed by Subcommittee: B05.04
WITHDRAWN, REPLACED BY B68/B68M
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This specification establishes the requirements for bright annealed seamless copper tube suitable for use in refrigeration, oil lines, gasoline lines, and so forth, where tube with an interior surface essentially free from scale and dirt is required.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys, this specification was withdrawn in February 2011 and replaced by Specification B68/B68M – 11 on Seamless Copper Tube, Bright Annealed.
1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for bright annealed seamless copper tube suitable for use in refrigeration, oil lines, gasoline lines, and so forth, where tube with an interior surface essentially free from scale and dirt is required.
1.1.1 Tubes made from any of the following Copper UNS No. designations shall be supplied, unless otherwise specified in the contract or purchase order:
1.2 Values stated in SI units are the standard.
1.3 This specification is the companion to inch-pound Specification B 68.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B68 Specification for Seamless Copper Tube, Bright Annealed
B153 Test Method for Expansion (Pin Test) of Copper and Copper-Alloy Pipe and Tubing
B251M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Seamless Copper and Copper-Alloy Tube [Metric]
B577 Test Methods for Detection of Cuprous Oxide (Hydrogen Embrittlement Susceptibility) in Copper
B601 Classification for Temper Designations for Copper and Copper Alloys--Wrought and Cast
E3 Practice for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials [Metric]
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E53 Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper
E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)
E112 Test Methods for Determining the Average Grain Size
E243 Practice for Electromagnetic (Eddy-Current) Examination of Copper and Copper-Alloy Tubes
E255 Practice for Sampling Copper and Copper Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys (UNS)