ASTM a513

ASTM a513

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ASTM A513 – 08a Standard Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon and Alloy Steel Mechanical Tubing
Abstract ASTM a513 pdf
This specification covers round, square, rectangular, and special shape electric-resistance-welded carbon and alloy steel mechanical tubing produced by hot- or cold-rolling. The types of tubing covered here are: Type 1a, as-welded from hot-rolled steel (with mill scale); Type 1b, as-welded from hot-rolled pickled and oiled steel (mill scale removed); Type 2, as-welded from cold-rolled steel; Type 3, sink-drawn hot-rolled steel; Type 4, sink-drawn cold-rolled steel; Type 5, drawn over a mandrel; and Type 6, special smooth inside diameter. Heat and product analyses shall be made to determine the percentages of chemical elements, to which the steel specimens shall conform to. Tubing shall be free of injurious defects and shall have a workmanlike finish. When specified, tubing shall be coated with a film of rust retarding oil before shipping.


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1. Scope

1.1 This specification covers electric-resistance-welded carbon and alloy steel tubing for use as mechanical tubing.

1.2 This specification covers mechanical tubing made from hot- or cold-rolled steel.

1.3 This specification covers round, square, rectangular, and special shape tubing.

Size Range
(Round Tubing)
Electric-Resistance-Welded Tubing from Hot-Rolled Steel
outside diameter from ½
to 15 in. (19.0 to 381.0 mm)
wall from 0.065 to 0.650 in.
(1.65 to 16.50 mm)
Electric-Resistance-Welded Tubing from Cold-Rolled Steel
outside diameter from 3/8to 12 in.
(9.92 to 304.8 mm)
wall from 0.022 to 0.134 in. (0.71
to 3.40 mm)
1.4 Optional supplementary requirements are provided and when desired, shall be so stated in the order.

1.5 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.

2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)

ASTM Standards

A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
A1040 Guide for Specifying Harmonized Standard Grade Compositions for Wrought Carbon, Low-Alloy, and Alloy Steels
E213 Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of Metal Pipe and Tubing
E273 Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of the Weld Zone of Welded Pipe and Tubing
E309 Practice for Eddy-Current Examination of Steel Tubular Products Using Magnetic Saturation
E570 Practice for Flux Leakage Examination of Ferromagnetic Steel Tubular Products
E1806 Practice for Sampling Steel and Iron for Determination of Chemical Composition
ANSI Standard

B46.1 Surface Texture
Military Standards

MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
Federal Standard

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

Index Terms

alloy steel tube; carbon steel tube; mechanical tubing; resistance welded steel tube; steel tube; welded steel tube; Alloy steel tube–specifications; Carbon steel tube–specifications; Electric-resistance-welded (ERW) steel tube–specifications; Mechanical tubing–specifications; Resistance-welded steel tube; Welded steel tube–specifications ;

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