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ASTM A450/A450M-09

Standard Specification for General Requirements for Carbon and Low Alloy Steel Tubes

Standard Specification for General Requirements for Carbon and Low Alloy Steel Tubes A0450_A0450M-09 ASTM|A0450_A0450M-09|en-US Standard Specification for General Requirements for Carbon and Low Alloy Steel Tubes Standard new BOS Vol. 01.01 Committee A01
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This specification covers carbon and low alloy steel tubes. Steel samples shall be melt processed and shall either be ingot cast or strand cast. Heat and product analyses shall be performed on the steel materials. Steel specimens shall also undergo tensile tests and shall conform to required values of yield strength and elongation. Flattening test, reverse flattening test, flaring test, flange test, hardness test, hydrostatic test, air underwater pressure test, and nondestructive tests shall be performed on the steel materials.


1.1 This specification covers a group of requirements which, with the exceptions of 5.3 and Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24, are mandatory requirements to the following ASTM tubular product specifications:

Title of SpecificationASTM DesignationA
Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel and Carbon Manganese Steel Boiler TubesA178/A178M
Seamless Cold-Drawn Low-Carbon Steel Heat-Exchanger and Condenser Tubes A179/A179M
Seamless Carbon Steel Boiler Tubes for High-Pressure ServiceA192/A192M
Seamless Medium-Carbon Steel Boiler and Superheater Tubes A210/A210M
Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon Steel Heat-Exchanger and Condenser TubesA214/A214M
Seamless and Electric-Welded Low-Alloy Steel Tubes A423/A423M
Specification for Seamless and Welded Carbon Steel Heat-Exchanger Tubes with Integral FinsA498
Seamless Cold-Drawn Carbon Steel Feedwater Heater TubesA556/A556M
Seamless, Cold-Drawn Carbon Steel Tubing for Hydraulic System ServiceA822/A822M

A These designations refer to the latest issue of the respective specifications.

1.2 One or more of Sections 5.3, 6, 7, 18, 19, 20, 21, 21.1, 23, and 24 apply when the product specification or purchase order has a requirement for the test or analysis described by these sections.

1.3 In case of conflict between a requirement of the product specification and a requirement of this general requirement specification only the requirement of the product specification need be satisfied.

1.4 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound 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 non-conformance with the standard. The inch-pound units shall apply unless the M designation (SI) of the product specification is specified in the order.

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Book of Standards Volume: 01.01
Developed by Subcommittee: A01.09
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.1520/A0450_A0450M-09
ICS Code: 23.040.10