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This specification establishes the requirements for seamless copper tube (DWV) produced from Copper UNS No. C12200 and intended for sanitary drainage, waste, and vent piping. The tube shall be manufactured by such hot- or cold-working process as to produce a homogeneous uniform wrought structure in the finished product. The tube shall be cold drawn to the specified finished size, wall thickness, tensile strength, and Rockwell hardness. The tube shall be subjected to chemical analysis, Eddy-current test, and pneumatic test. Instead of sampling in accordance with Practice E 255, the manufacturer shall have the option of sampling at the time casting are poured or from the semifinished product, subject to the conditions set in the specification.
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Significance and Use
17.1 For the purpose of determining compliance with the specified limits for requirements of the properties listed in the following table and for dimensional tolerances, an observed value or a calculated value shall be rounded as indicated in accordance with the rounding method of Practice :
Rounded Unit for Observed or
nearest unit in the last right-hand place of
figures of the specified limit
nearest ksi (5 MPa)
1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for seamless copper tube (DWV) produced from Copper UNS No. C12200 and intended for sanitary drainage, waste, and vent piping.
Note 1: Fittings used for soldered or brazed connections in drainage, waste, or vent systems are described in ASME Standards B16.23 and B16.29 and CSA Standard B158.1.
Note 2: The assembly of copper drainage, waste, and vent systems by soldering is described in Practice .
Note 3: Solders for joining copper drainage, waste, or vent systems are described in Specification . The requirement for acceptable fluxes for these systems are described in Specification .
1.2 Units—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.
1.3 The following hazard statement pertains only to the test method(s) described in this specification:
1.3.1 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.4 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.
B32 Specification for Solder Metal
B813 Specification for Liquid and Paste Fluxes for Soldering of Copper and Copper Alloy Tube
B828 Practice for Making Capillary Joints by Soldering of Copper and Copper Alloy Tube and Fittings
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
B900 Practice for Packaging of Copper and Copper Alloy Mill Products for U.S. Government Agencies
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
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)
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
ASME StandardsASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code B16.29
ICS Number Code 23.040.15 (Non-ferrous metal pipes)
UNSPSC Code 40182000(Seamless copper tubes); 70171800(Drainage services)
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