ASTM A513/A513M-12

    Standard Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon and Alloy Steel Mechanical Tubing

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers electric-resistance-welded carbon and alloy steel tubing for use as mechanical tubing.

    1.2 This specification covers mechanical tubing made from hot- or cold-rolled steel.

    1.3 This specification covers round, square, rectangular, and special shape tubing.

    Size Range
    (Round Tubing)
    Electric-Resistance-Welded Tubing from Hot-Rolled Steel
    outside diameter from 1/2 to 15 in.
    [10 to 380 mm]
    wall from 0.065 to 0.650 in.
    [1.65 to 16.50 mm]
    Electric-Resistance-Welded Tubing from Cold-Rolled Steel
    outside diameter from 3/8to 12 in.
    [9.5 to 305 mm]
    wall from 0.022 to 0.134 in.
    [0.56 to 3.40 mm]

    1.4 Optional supplementary requirements are provided and when desired, shall be so stated in the order.

    1.5 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text the SI units are shown in brackets or parenthesis. 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. The inch-pound unts shall apply unless the M designation of this specification is specified in the order. In this specification hard or rationalized conversions apply to diameters, lengths and tensile properties. Soft conversion applies to other SI measurements.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A700 Guide for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment

    A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products

    A1008/A1008M Specification for Steel, Sheet, Cold-Rolled, Carbon, Structural, High-Strength Low-Alloy, High-Strength Low-Alloy with Improved Formability, Solution Hardened, and Bake Hardenable

    A1011/A1011M Specification for Steel, Sheet and Strip, Hot-Rolled, Carbon, Structural, High-Strength Low-Alloy, High-Strength Low-Alloy with Improved Formability, and Ultra-High Strength

    A1039/A1039M Specification for Steel, Sheet, Hot Rolled, Carbon, Commercial, Structural, and High-Strength Low-Alloy, Produced by Twin-Roll Casting Process

    A1040 Guide for Specifying Harmonized Standard Grade Compositions for Wrought Carbon, Low-Alloy, and Alloy Steels

    E213 Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of Metal Pipe and Tubing

    E273 Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of the Weld Zone of Welded Pipe and Tubing

    E309 Practice for Eddy-Current Examination of Steel Tubular Products Using Magnetic Saturation

    E570 Practice for Flux Leakage Examination of Ferromagnetic Steel Tubular Products

    ANSI Standard

    B 46.1 Surface Texture

    Military Standards

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage

    Federal Standard

    Fed. Std. No. 123 Marking for Shipments (Civil Agencies)

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40181800(Welded steel tubes)

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    DOI: 10.1520/A0513_A0513M-12

    Citation Format

    ASTM A513 / A513M-12, Standard Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon and Alloy Steel Mechanical Tubing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012,

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