ASTM B483/B483M-02

    Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Tubes for General Purpose Applications


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers aluminum and aluminum-alloy drawn tubes in straight lengths and coils for general purpose applications in the alloys (Note 0), and tempers shown in . Coiled tubes are generally available only as round tubes with a wall thickness not exceeding 0.083 in. [2.00 mm] and only in non-heat-treatable alloys.

    Note 1—For drawn seamless tubes, see Specifications B 210 and B 210M, for tubes to be used in condensers and heat exchangers, Specifications B 234 and B 234M, and for seamless pipe, Specification B 241/B 241M.

    Note 2—Throughout this specification use of the term alloyin the general sense includes aluminum as well as aluminum alloy.

    1.2 Alloy and temper designations are in accordance with ANSI H35.1 and H35.1M. The equivalent Unified Number System alloy designations are those of preceded by A9, for example A91060 for aluminum 1060 in accordance with Practice E 527.

    1.3 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see Annex A2.

    1.4 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the 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.

    ASTM Standards

    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 Standards

    H35.1/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 Standard

    AMS 2772 Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloy Raw Materials

    Federal Standard

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

    Military Standard

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.15 (Non-ferrous metal pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40182200(Seamless aluminum tubes)


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    DOI: 10.1520/B0483_B0483M-02

    Citation Format

    ASTM B483 / B483M-02, Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Tubes for General Purpose Applications, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.org

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