ASTM B163 - 18

    Standard Specification for Seamless Nickel and Nickel Alloy Condenser and Heat-Exchanger Tubes

    Active Standard ASTM B163 | Developed by Subcommittee: B02.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.04


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    Abstract

    This specification covers seamless tubes of nickel and nickel alloy for use in condenser and heat-exchanger service. This covers outside diameter and average wall, or outside diameter and minimum wall tube. Tube shall be furnished in the alloys and conditions defined by this specification. The material shall conform to the composition limits of nickel, copper, molybdenum, iron, manganese, carbon, silicon, chromium, aluminium, titanium, phosphorus, cerium, zirconium, yttrium, born, cobalt, columblum, tungsten, and nitrogen specified. Tensile strength, yield strength, elongation, and Rockwell hardness of the material shall conform to the required mechanical properties set by this specification. Test methods such as chemical analysis, tension, rounding procedure, Rockwell hardness, grain size and hardness conversion shall be performed.

    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 specification2 covers seamless tubes of nickel and nickel alloys, as shown in Table 1, for use in condenser and heat-exchanger service.

    1.2 This specification covers outside diameter and average wall, or outside diameter and minimum wall tube.

    1.2.1 The sizes covered by this specification are 3 in. (76.2 mm) and under in outside diameter with minimum wall thicknesses of 0.148 in. (3.76 mm) and under, and with average wall thicknesses of 0.165 in. (4.19 mm) and under.

    1.3 Tube shall be furnished in the alloys and conditions as shown in Table 2. For small diameter and light wall tube (converter sizes), see Appendix X2.

    1.4 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.

    1.5 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 12, 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 become familiar with all hazards including those identified in the appropriate Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for this product/material as provided by the manufacturer, 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

    B829 Specification for General Requirements for Nickel and Nickel Alloys Seamless Pipe and Tube

    B880 Specification for General Requirements for Chemical Check Analysis Limits for Nickel, Nickel Alloys and Cobalt Alloys

    E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials

    E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E76 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Nickel-Copper Alloys

    E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

    E140 Hardness Conversion Tables for Metals Relationship Among Brinell Hardness, Vickers Hardness, Rockwell Hardness, Superficial Hardness, Knoop Hardness, Scleroscope Hardness, and Leeb Hardness

    E1473 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Nickel, Cobalt and High-Temperature Alloys


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.15 (Non-ferrous metal pipes); 77.150.40 (Nickel and chromium products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101711(Non ferrous alloy)


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    DOI: 10.1520/B0163-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM B163-18, Standard Specification for Seamless Nickel and Nickel Alloy Condenser and Heat-Exchanger Tubes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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