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This specification covers tantalum and tantalum alloy seamless and welded tubes of the following grades: UNS Grade R05400 which is unalloyed tantalum, powder-metallurgy consolidation, UNS Grade R05200 which is unalloyed tantalum, vacuum melted, UNS Grade R05252 which is tantalum with 2.5% tungsten alloy, vacuum melted, UNS Grade R05255 which is tantalum with 10% tungsten alloy, vacuum melted, and UNS Grade R05240 which is tantalum alloy with 60% tantalum, 40% columbium, electron-beam furnace or vacuum arc melted, or both. Seamless tube shall be made by any seamless method and the welded tube shall be made from flat-rolled product by an automatic or semiautomatic fusion welding process with no addition of filler metal. Mechanical properties such as ultimate tensile strength, yield strength, and elongation shall be determined by tensile, flare, and reverse flattening tests. Nondestructive tests such as hydrostatic test, pneumatic test, helium leak test, and ultrasonic test shall be done as well.
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Significance and Use
12.1 For the purpose of determining compliance with the specified limits of property requirements, an observed value or a calculated value shall be rounded in accordance with the rounding method of Practice .
1.1 This specification covers tantalum and tantalum alloy seamless and welded tubes of the following grades:
1.1.1 UNS Grade R05400—Unalloyed tantalum, powder-metallurgy consolidation,
1.1.2 UNS Grade R05200—Unalloyed tantalum, vacuum melted,
1.1.3 UNS Grade R05252—Tantalum + 2.5 % tungsten alloy, vacuum melted.
1.1.4 UNS Grade R05255—Tantalum + 10 % tungsten alloy, vacuum melted.
1.1.5 UNS Grade R05240—Tantalum alloy, 60 % tantalum, 40 % niobium, electron-beam furnace or vacuum arc melt, or both.
1.2 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 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.
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E213 Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of Metal Pipe and Tubing
E426 Practice for Electromagnetic (Eddy Current) Examination of Seamless and Welded Tubular Products, Titanium, Austenitic Stainless Steel and Similar Alloys
E499 Practice for Leaks Using the Mass Spectrometer Leak Detector in the Detector Probe Mode
ICS Number Code 77.150.99 (Other products of non-ferrous metals)
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ASTM B521-19, Standard Specification for Tantalum and Tantalum Alloy Seamless and Welded Tubes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.orgBack to Top