ASTM International - ASTM A523-96
Standard Specification for Plain End Seamless and Electric-Resistance-Welded Steel Pipe for High-Pressure Pipe-Type Cable Circuits
|Publication Date:||10 October 1996|
1.1 This specification covers seamless and electric-resistance-
Note 1-The dimensionless designator NPS (nominal pipe size) has been substituted in this standard for such traditional terms as "nominal diameter," "size," and "nominal size."
Note 2-A comprehensive listing of standardized pipe dimensions is contained in ANSI B36.10.
1.2 Pipe ordered under this specification is suitable for welding and for forming operations involving flaring, belling, and bending.
1.3 Pipe for this purpose shall be furnished in Grade A or Grade B as specified in the purchase order. Grade A is more suitable for forming operations involving bending, flaring, or belling and this grade is normally preferred. This provision is not intended to prohibit the cold bending, flaring, or belling of Grade B pipe.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.5 The following hazard caveat applies to the test method portion, Section 20, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.