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This guide covers standard specification for welded stainless steel tubing for mechanical applications where appearance, mechanical properties, or corrosion resistance is needed. The tubes shall be made from flat-rolled steel by an automatic welding process without the addition of filler metal. Tubes shall be furnished in one of the following shapes - round, square, rectangular, or special. Heat analysis shall be performed wherein several grades of steel shall conform to the required chemical composition for carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, nickel, chromium, molybdenum, titanium, columbium, and tantalum.
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1.1 This specification covers welded austenitic, ferritic, and austenitic-ferritic duplex stainless steel mechanical tubing intended for use in ornamental, structural, exhaust, and other applications where appearance, mechanical properties, or corrosion resistance is needed. The grades covered are listed in .
1.2 This specification covers as-welded or cold-reduced mechanical tubing in sizes to 16 in. (406.4 mm) outside dimension, and in wall thicknesses 0.020 in. (0.51 mm) and over.
1.3 Tubes shall be furnished in one of the following shapes as specified by the purchaser: round, square, rectangular, or special.
1.4 Supplementary requirements of an optional nature are provided and when desired shall be so stated in the order.
1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
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.
Federal StandardFed. Std. No. 123 Marking for Shipments (Civil Agencies)
Military StandardsMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 191115094, Attn: NPODS. MIL-STD-163 Steel Mill Products Preparation for Shipment and Storage
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A751 Test Methods and Practices for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
A790/A790M Specification for Seamless and Welded Ferritic/Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipe
A941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
SAE StandardSAE J 1086 Numbering Metals and Alloys
ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes); 23.040.40 (Metal fittings)
UNSPSC Code 31351209(Stainless steel welded or brazed tube assemblies)
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