ASTM A53/A53M: Standard Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless
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DOD Adopted ANSI Approved Approved
This specification2 covers seamless and welded black and hot-dipped galvanized steel pipe in NPS 1/8 to NPS 26 [DN 6 to DN 650] (Note 1), inclusive, with nominal wall thickness (Note 2) as given in Table X2.2 and Table X2.3. It shall be permissible to furnish pipe having other dimensions provided that such pipe complies with all other requirements of this specification. Supplementary requirements of an optional nature are provided and shall apply only when specified by the purchaser.
NOTE 1—The dimensionless designators NPS (nominal pipe size) [DN (diameter nominal)] have been substituted in this specification for such traditional terms as "nominal diameter," "size," and "nominal size."
NOTE 2—The term nominal wall thickness has been assigned for the purpose of convenient designation, existing in name only, and is used to distinguish it from the actual wall thickness, which may vary over or under the nominal wall thickness.
This specification covers the following types and grades:
Type F—Furnace-butt-welded, continuous welded Grade A,
Type E—Electric-resistance-welded, Grades A and B, and
Type S—Seamless, Grades A and B.
NOTE 3—See Appendix X1 for definitions of types of pipe.
Pipe ordered under this specification is intended for mechanical and pressure applications and is also acceptable for ordinary uses in steam, water, gas, and air lines. It is suitable for welding, and suitable for forming operations involving coiling, bending, and flanging, subject to the following qualifications:
Type F is not intended for flanging.
2 For ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code applications, see related Specification SA-53 in Section II of that code.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard.
- zinc coated steel pipe
- welded steel pipe
- steel pipe
- seamless steel pipe
- black steel pipe
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