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This specification establishes the requirements for seamless round, rectangular, and square copper tube suitable for general engineering applications. The tube shall be manufactured by such hot- and cold-working processes as to produce a homogeneous, uniform wrought structure in the finished product. It shall be cold drawn to the finished size and wall thickness. The requirements and size availability of tube in the tempers shall conform to the specified requirements. Tensile and yield strength test, Rockwell hardness test, expansion test, microscopical examination, hydrogen embrittlement, electromagnetic test, hydrostatic pressure test, pneumatic pressure test, electrical resistivity, and chemical composition shall be made to conform to specified requirements.
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Significance and Use
1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for seamless round, rectangular, and square copper tube suitable for general engineering applications.
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:
|Copper UNS No.||Type of Copper|
|C10200||Oxygen-free without residual deoxidants|
|C10300||Oxygen-free, extra low phosphorus|
|C10800||Oxygen-free, low phosphorus|
|C12000||Phosphorus deoxidized, low residual phosphorus|
|C12200||Phosphorus deoxidized, high residual phosphorus|
1.2 Units—The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, SI units are shown in brackets. 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.
1.3 The following hazard statement pertains only to the test methods described in Sections 184.108.40.206, 21.2.9, and 21.2.10 of this specification: 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.
B153 Test Method for Expansion (Pin Test) of Copper and Copper-Alloy Pipe and Tubing
B170 Specification for Oxygen-Free Electrolytic Copper--Refinery Shapes
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
B251 Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Seamless Copper and Copper-Alloy Tube
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
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials
E53 Test Method for Determination of Copper in Unalloyed Copper by Gravimetry
E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)
E112 Test Methods for Determining 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 the Determination of Chemical Composition
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)
UNSPSC Code 40182000(Seamless copper tubes)