ASTM B68/B68M-11

    Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Tube, Bright Annealed


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for bright annealed seamless copper tube suitable for use in refrigeration, oil lines, gasoline lines, and so forth, where tube with an interior surface essentially free from scale and dirt is required.


    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

    B153 Test Method for Expansion (Pin Test) of Copper and Copper-Alloy Pipe and Tubing

    B577 Test Methods for Detection of Cuprous Oxide (Hydrogen Embrittlement Susceptibility) in Copper

    B601 Classification for Temper Designations for Copper and Copper AlloysWrought and Cast

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

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

    E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens

    E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    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)

    E2575 Standard Test Method for Determination of Oxygen in Copper and Copper Alloys


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40182000(Seamless copper tubes); 73181300(Heat treatment services)


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    DOI: 10.1520/B0068_B0068M-11

    Citation Format

    ASTM B68 / B68M-11, Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Tube, Bright Annealed, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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