ASTM International - ASTM B163-98a
Standard Specification for Seamless Nickel and Nickel Alloy Condenser and Heat-Exchanger Tubes
|Publication Date:||10 May 2002|
|ICS Code (Non-ferrous metal pipes):||23.040.15|
|ICS Code (Nickel and chromium products):||77.150.40|
1.1 This specification covers seamless tubes of nickel and nickel alloys, as shown in Table 1, for use in condenser and heat-exchanger service.
1.2 This specification covers outside diameter and average wall, or outside diameter and minimum wall tube.
1.2.1 The sizes covered by this specification are 3 in. (76.2 mm) and under in outside diameter with minimum wall thicknesses of 0.148 in. (3.76 mm) and under, and with average wall thicknesses of 0.165 in. (4.19 mm) and under.
1.3 Tube shall be furnished in the alloys and conditions as shown in . For small diameter and light wall tube (converter sizes), see Appendix X2.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.5 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 12, of this specification. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, 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.