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This specification covers three grades of seam-welded, round, tapered steel tubes for structural use. Grades A and B are of low-carbon steel or high-strength low-alloy steel composition and Grade C is of weather-resistance steel composition. The tube steel shall be hot-rolled aluminum-semikilled or fine-grained killed sheet or plate manufactured by one or more of the following processes: open-hearth, basic-oxygen, or electric-furnace. The tubes shall be made from trapezoidal sheet or plate that is preformed and then seam welded. They shall be brought to final size and properties by roll compressing cold on a hardened mandrel. A tensile test shall be done to determine the yield strength and the ultimate tensile strength of the tubes.
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1.1 This specification covers three grades of seam-welded, round, tapered steel tubes for structural use. Grades A and B are of low-carbon steel or high-strength low-alloy steel composition and Grade C is of weather-resistant steel composition.
1.1.1 The product may be modified from its round cross section into other shapes without subsequent retesting.
1.2 This tubing is produced in welded sizes in a range of diameters from 2 3/8 to 30 in. [60 to 762 mm] inclusive. Wall thicknesses range from 0.1046 to 0.375 in. [2.66 to 9.53 mm]. Tapers are subject to agreement with the manufacturer.
1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used indepedently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A588/A588M Specification for High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel, up to 50 ksi [345 MPa] Minimum Yield Point, with Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance
A606 Specification for Steel, Sheet and Strip, High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled and Cold-Rolled, with Improved Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
G101 Guide for Estimating the Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance of Low-Alloy Steels
ICS Number Code 77.140.75 (Steel pipes and tubes for specific use)
UNSPSC Code 40181800(Welded steel tubes)
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ASTM A595 / A595M-14, Standard Specification for Steel Tubes, Low-Carbon or High-Strength Low-Alloy, Tapered for Structural Use, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top