ASTM A523 / A523M - 20

    Standard Specification for Plain End Seamless and Electric-Resistance-Welded Steel Pipe for High-Pressure Pipe-Type Cable Circuits

    Active Standard ASTM A523 / A523M | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.09

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.01


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    Abstract

    This specification covers seamless and electric-resistance-welded steel pipe used as conduit for the installation of high-pressure pipe-type electrical cables in NPS 4 to NPS 12, inclusive, with nominal (average) wall thicknesses 0.219 to 0.562 in., depending on size. The steel shall be made by one or more of the following processes: open-hearth, basic-oxygen, or electric-furnace. Tensile strength tests, flattening test, hydrostatic tests shall be made for the materials to conform the requirements as specified. If the results of the mechanical tests do not conform to requirements specified, retests shall be made.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers two types, seamless (S) and electric-resistance-welded (E), of steel pipe used as conduit for the installation of high-pressure pipe-type electrical cables in NPS 4 to NPS 12 [DN 100 to DN 300], inclusive, with nominal (average) wall thicknesses 0.219 to 0.562 in. [5.56 to 14.27 mm], depending on size. Pipe having other dimensions (Note 2) may be furnished, provided such pipe complies with all other requirements of this specification.

    Note 1: The dimensionless designator NPS (nominal pipe size) has been substituted in this standard for such traditional terms as “nominal diameter,” “size,” and “nominal size.”

    Note 2: A comprehensive listing of standardized pipe dimensions is contained in ASME B36.10.

    1.2 Pipe ordered under this specification is suitable for welding and for forming operations involving flaring, belling, and bending.

    1.3 Pipe for this purpose shall be furnished in Grade A or Grade B as specified in the purchase order. Grade A is more suitable for forming operations involving bending, flaring, or belling and this grade is normally preferred. This provision is not intended to prohibit the cold bending, flaring, or belling of Grade B pipe.

    1.4 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 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 results in nonconformance with the standard.

    1.5 The following hazard caveat applies to the test method portion, Section 20, of this specification: 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.6 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.

    ASTM Standards

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)

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    DOI: 10.1520/A0523_A0523M-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM A523 / A523M-20, Standard Specification for Plain End Seamless and Electric-Resistance-Welded Steel Pipe for High-Pressure Pipe-Type Cable Circuits, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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