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1.1 This specification covers aluminum and aluminum-alloy drawn tubes in straight lengths and coils for general purpose applications in the alloys (Note 3), and tempers shown in Table 2. Coiled tubes are generally available only as round tubes with a wall thickness not exceeding 0.083 in. and only in non-heat-treatable alloys.Note 1-For drawn seamless tubes, see Specification B210, for tubes to be used in condensers and heat exchangers, Specification B234, and for seamless pipe, Specification B241/B241M. Note 2-Throughout this specification use of the term alloy in the general sense includes aluminum as well as aluminum alloy.
1.2 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see Annex A2.
1.3 A complete metric companion to Specification B483 has been developed-B483M; therefore, no metric equivalents appear in this specification.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B210/B210M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes
B234 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes for Surface Condensers, Evaporators, and Heat Exchangers
B234M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes for Surface Condensers, Evaporators, and Heat Exchangers (Metric)
B241/B241M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Seamless Pipe and Seamless Extruded Tube
B429/B429M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Structural Pipe and Tube
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
B807/B807M Practice for Extrusion Press Solution Heat Treatment for Aluminum Alloys
B881 Terminology Relating to Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
B918/B918M Practice for Heat Treatment of Wrought Aluminum Alloys
B985 Practice for Sampling Aluminum Ingots, Billets, Castings and Finished or Semi-Finished Wrought Aluminum Products for Compositional Analysis
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E215 Practice for Standardizing Equipment and Electromagnetic Examination of Seamless Aluminum-Alloy Tube
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
E716 Practices for Sampling and Sample Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry
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 H35.2 Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products H35.2M Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products [Metric]
SAE StandardAMS 2772 Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloy Raw Materials
Federal StandardFed. Std. No. 123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)
Military StandardMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
ICS Number Code 23.040.15 (Non-ferrous metal pipes)
UNSPSC Code 40182200(Seamless aluminum tubes)
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ASTM B483 / B483M-00, Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Tubes for General Purpose Applications, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2000, www.astm.orgBack to Top