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This specification applies to seamless copper tube for linesets intended for use in air conditioning units. The pressure rating established is 700 psi at 250 °F and incorporates fully annealed and brazed copper tubing.
This specification establishes the requirements for materials and manufacturing process, chemical composition, temper, grain size, mechanical properties, performance (expansion test, cleanness of interior surface, microscopical examination for susceptibility to hydrogen embrittlement, pressure ratings), nondestructive testing requirements, workmanship, finish, and appearance. It also covers sampling, number of tests and retests, specimen preparation, test methods, inspection and certification, test report, product marking, and packaging and package marking.
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1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for seamless copper tube for linesets intended for use in air conditioning units. The pressure rating established is 700 psi at 250 °F and incorporates fully annealed and brazed copper tubing.
1.2 The tube shall be produced from the following copper alloy:
Copper UNS No.
1.3 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.
1.4 The following safety hazard caveat pertains only to the test methods described in this specification:
1.4.1 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
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 Alloys--Wrought and Cast
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
B900 Practice for Packaging of Copper and Copper Alloy Mill Products for U.S. Government Agencies
E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E53 Test Method for Determination of Copper in Unalloyed Copper by Gravimetry
E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)
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
ICS Number Code 23.040.15 (Non-ferrous metal pipes)
UNSPSC Code 40101701(Air conditioners); 40182000(Seamless copper tubes)
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ASTM B1003-16, Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Tube for Linesets, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top