ASTM B483 / B483M - 20

    Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Tube and Drawn Pipe for General Purpose Applications

    Active Standard ASTM B483 / B483M | Developed by Subcommittee: B07.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.02


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers aluminum and aluminum-alloy drawn tube and drawnpipe in straight lengths and tube in coils for general purpose applications and climate control (HVAC) in the alloys (Note 2) and tempers shown in Tables 1-3. Coiled tubes are generally available only as round tubes with a wall thickness not exceeding 0.083 in. [2.00 mm] and only in non-heat-treatable alloys.

    Note 1: For drawn seamless tubes, see Specification B210/B210M, for drawn seamless tubes to be used in condensers and heat exchangers, Specifications B234 and B234M, and for seamless pipe and tube, Specification B241/B241M. For extruded structural tube and pipe, see Specification B429/B429M.

    Note 2: This specification’s use of the term alloy in the general sense includes aluminum as well as aluminum alloy.

    1.2 Alloy and temper designations are in accordance with ANSI H35.1/H35.1M. The equivalent Unified Number System alloy designations are those of Table 4 preceded by A9, for example A91060 for aluminum 1060 in accordance with Practice E527.

    1.3 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see Annex A2.

    1.4 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard.

    1.5 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.

    1.6 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

    B210/B210M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes

    B234 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes for Surface Condensers, Evaporators, and Heat Exchangers

    B234M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes for Surface Condensers, Evaporators, and Heat Exchangers (Metric)

    B241/B241M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Seamless Pipe and Seamless Extruded Tube

    B429/B429M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Structural Pipe and Tube

    B557 Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products

    B557M Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products (Metric)

    B660 Practices for Packaging/Packing of Aluminum and Magnesium Products

    B666/B666M Practice for Identification Marking of Aluminum and Magnesium Products

    B807/B807M Practice for Extrusion Press Solution Heat Treatment for Aluminum Alloys

    B881 Terminology Relating to Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products

    B918/B918M Practice for Heat Treatment of Wrought Aluminum Alloys

    B985 Practice for Sampling Aluminum Ingots, Billets, Castings and Finished or Semi-Finished Wrought Aluminum Products for Compositional Analysis

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

    E215 Practice for Standardizing Equipment and Electromagnetic Examination of Seamless Aluminum-Alloy Tube

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)

    E716 Practices for Sampling and Sample Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry

    E1251 Test Method for Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry

    E3061 Test Method for Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (Performance Based Method)

    ANSI Standards

    H35.1/H35.1M Alloy and Temper Designation Systems

    H35.2 Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products

    H35.2M Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products [Metric]

    SAE Standard

    AMS 2772 Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloy Raw Materials

    Federal Standard

    Fed. Std. No. 123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)

    Military Standard

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.15 (Non-ferrous metal pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40182200(Seamless aluminum tubes)


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    DOI: 10.1520/B0483_B0483M-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM B483 / B483M-20, Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Tube and Drawn Pipe for General Purpose Applications, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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