|Out Diameter||6.00mm to 219mm|
|Wall Thickness||0.5mm to 12.7mm|
ASTM A268 Standard Specification for Seamless and Welded Ferritic and Martensitic Stainless Steel Tubing for General Service. Covers standard specification for a number of grades of nominal wal thickness, welded ferritic and martensitic stainless steel tubing for general corrosion-resisting and high-temperature service.
The steel shall conform to the required chemical composition for carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, nickel, chromium, molybdenum, aluminum, copper, nitrogen, titanium, and columbium. The number of tubes in a lot heat treated by the continuous process shall be determined from the size of the tubes. The steel shall conform to the following tensile properties: tensile strength, yield strength, and elongation.
The tubes shall have a hardness number that will not exceed the prescribed Brinell and Rockwell hardness values. Several mechanical tests shall be conducted, namely: tension test; flaring test (for seamless tubes); flange test (for welded tubes); hardness test;flattening test; intergranular corrosion test; and hydrostatic or nondestructive electric test.
Grade TP439 is used primarily for hot-water tank service and does not require post-weld heat treatment to prevent attack of the heat affected zone.
Note 1-TP329 (S32900) formerly in this specification. has been transferred to Specifications A 789/A 789M and 790/A 790M.
An optional supplementary requirement is provided,and when desire, shall be so stated in the order.
Note 2-For tubing smaller than 1/2 in. [12.7 mm] in outside diameter, the elongation values given for strip specimens in Table 2 shall apply. Mechanical properties requirements do not apply to tubing smaller than 1/8 in. [3.2mm] in outside diameter or with walls thinner than 0.015 in. [0.4 mm].