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This specification covers external helical, integral finned, seamless or welded low-carbon steel tubes for use in tubular heat exchangers, surface condensers, evaporators, superheaters, and similar heat-transfer apparatus in unfinned end diameters. The tube, prior to finning operation or unfinned portions of the finned tube, shall conform to the requirements for tensile properties prescribed in the governing plain-tube specification. Each tube after finning shall be subjected to a pressure test which shall permit easy visual leakage detection.
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1.1 This specification describes seamless or welded low-carbon steel tubes on which the external or internal surface, or both, have been modified by a cold forming process to produce an integral increased surface area for improved heat transfer. The tubes are used in tubular heat exchangers, surface condensers, evaporators, superheaters, and similar heat-transfer apparatus in outside diameters up to 2 in. [50 mm], inclusive.
1.2 Units—This specification is expressed in both inch-pound units and in SI units; however, unless the purchase order or contract specifies the applicable M specification designation (SI units), the inch-pound units shall apply. 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 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.
1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A179/A179M Specification for Seamless Cold-Drawn Low-Carbon Steel Heat-Exchanger and Condenser Tubes
A214/A214M Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel Heat-Exchanger and Condenser Tubes
A334/A334M Specification for Seamless and Welded Carbon and Alloy-Steel Tubes for Low-Temperature Service
A450/A450M Specification for General Requirements for Carbon and Low Alloy Steel Tubes
A941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys
A1016/A1016M Specification for General Requirements for Ferritic Alloy Steel, Austenitic Alloy Steel, and Stainless Steel Tubes
A1047/A1047M Test Method for Pneumatic Leak Testing of Tubing
ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)
UNSPSC Code 40181800(Welded steel tubes); 40182300(Seamless steel tubes)
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ASTM A498 / A498M-17, Standard Specification for Seamless and Welded Carbon Steel Heat-Exchanger Tubes with Integral Fins, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.orgBack to Top