ASTM B315 - 19

    Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Alloy Pipe and Tube

    Active Standard ASTM B315 | Developed by Subcommittee: B05.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.01


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    Abstract

    This specification establishes the requirements for seamless, copper alloy pipe and tube in nominal pipe sizes, both regular and extra-strong, and seamless tube in straight lengths for general engineering purposes. The material of manufacture shall be a cast billet, bar, or tube. The product shall be produced by hot-working or cold-working operations, or both. Unless otherwise specified, the product shall be finished by such cold working and annealing or heat treatment. Only tensile, yield, or elongation test results shall be a basis for rejection based upon mechanical properties. At least two replicate analyses for each element with a limiting value shall be conducted under chemical analysis. The test specimen shall be of the size and shape to permit testing with the available test equipment. The surface of the specimen shall be sufficiently flat and smooth to permit the accurate determination of hardness and shall be sufficiently free of scale and foreign material to permit the accurate determination of hardness. Care shall be taken to avoid changing the material's condition through either cold working or heating, or both. The product shall be free from defects, but blemishes of a nature that do not interfere with the intended application are acceptable.

    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 establishes the requirements for seamless, copper alloy pipe and tube in nominal pipe sizes, both regular and extra strong, and seamless tube in straight lengths for general engineering purposes. Pipe and tube are produced in the copper alloy UNS Numbers: C61300, C61400, C63020, C65100, and C65500.

    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 safety caveat pertains only to the test method(s) described in 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 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.

    ASTM Standards

    B36/B36M Specification for Brass Plate, Sheet, Strip, And Rolled Bar

    B96/B96M Specification for Copper-Silicon Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar for General Purposes and Pressure Vessels

    B121/B121M Specification for Leaded Brass Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar

    B122/B122M Specification for Copper-Nickel-Tin Alloy, Copper-Nickel-Zinc Alloy (Nickel Silver), and Copper-Nickel Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar

    B152/B152M Specification for Copper Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Rolled Bar

    B169/B169M Specification for Aluminum Bronze Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar

    B194 Specification for Copper-Beryllium Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar

    B422/B422M Specification for Copper-Aluminum-Silicon-Cobalt Alloy, Copper-Nickel-Silicon-Magnesium Alloy, Copper-Nickel-Silicon Alloy, Copper-Nickel-Aluminum-Magnesium Alloy, and Copper-Nickel-Tin Alloy Sheet and Strip

    B465 Specification for Copper-Iron Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar

    B534 Specification for Copper-Cobalt-Beryllium Alloy and Copper-Nickel-Beryllium Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar

    B591 Specification for Copper-Zinc-Tin and Copper-Zinc-Tin-Iron-Nickel Alloys Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar

    B592 Specification for Copper-Zinc-Aluminum-Cobalt Alloy, Copper-Zinc-Tin-Iron Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar

    B740 Specification for Copper-Nickel-Tin Spinodal Alloy Strip

    B747 Specification for Copper-Zirconium Alloy Sheet and Strip

    B768 Specification for Copper-Cobalt-Beryllium Alloy and Copper-Nickel-Beryllium Alloy Strip and Sheet

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

    B888/B888M Specification for Copper Alloy Strip for Use in Manufacture of Electrical Connectors or Spring Contacts

    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

    E54 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Special Brasses and Bronzes

    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

    E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40182000(Seamless copper tubes)


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    DOI: 10.1520/B0315-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM B315-19, Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Alloy Pipe and Tube, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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