ASTM B153-11

    Standard Test Method for Expansion (Pin Test) of Copper and Copper-Alloy Pipe and Tubing


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method establishes the requirements for the expansion pin test for copper and copper-alloy pipe and tubing with an inside diameter of 0.125 in. (3.2 mm) and greater or an outside diameter up to and including 4 in. (102 mm).

    Note 1—For tubes of sizes with an inside diameter less than 0.125 in. (3.2 mm), a substitute test method must be agreed upon between the manufacturer and purchaser.

    Note 2—For tubes of sizes greater than 4 in. (102 mm) in outside diameter, refer to B968/B968M for a test method.

    1.2 UnitsThe 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.

    1.3 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.

    ASTM Standards

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

    B968/B968M Test Method for Flattening of Copper and Copper-Alloy Pipe and Tube


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.15 (Non-ferrous metal pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40171511(Commercial copper pipe); 40180000(Tubes tubing and tube fittings)


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    DOI: 10.1520/B0153-11

    Citation Format

    ASTM B153-11, Standard Test Method for Expansion (Pin Test) of Copper and Copper-Alloy Pipe and Tubing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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