1 This specification is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee A01 on Steel, 3 For referenced ASTM standards, visit the ASTM website, , or. Oshwin carries a complete line of ASTM A TP Stainless Steel Welded Tubes also in customized size & standard, available in both. What is the difference between ASTM A, A, A, and A Stainless steel tubing.

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The possible conditions range from a “mill finish” i. Surface finishes may also be specified in terms of Ra values, but no limits are given in the specification. Thus a large proportion of A tube used in the Australian market is supplied in the externally polished or buffed conditions, in the range of about -or with a very highly polished Surfacetypically stated as The internal Surface is required to be 2B finish, quoted as typically 0.

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Work done by Atlas Steels indicates that for 1. With weld bead rolling it would be expected that the finish of the weld would be similar to that of the parent tube.


The food industry generally requires a tube with no weld bead remnant on the inside Axtm if the intended service is handling product. Weld bead rolling is not generally possible in sizes below There is also a requirement that the internal Surface be smooth, with no lack of weld penetration and no awtm adjacent to welds. This requirement addresses the heart of the issue – freedom from sites for product or bacterial build-up.

Heat treatment is annealing also referred to as solution treatment or solution annealing. In practice this is not a common a29 for food industry tube unless it requires significant bending or flaring. Full tensile and hardness testing is standard, as are flattening, flange and reverse bend.

Difference between ASTM A, A, A, and A Stainless steel tubing

It does specify weld bead removal, but this requirement can be met from other standards, without unnecessarily calling up the stringent mechanical properties of A The annealing mandatory in A will also not be required in most food applications. A high cost option. Conversely, it does not specify internal weld bead removal, which generally is a food industry requirement. It will prove uncompetitive against un-annealed tube.


The finish options available in this specification are very comprehensive. Usually request inner polish as well as outer Surface s. It is specifically directed at food industry applications, specifying the features necessary to ensure high integrity lines for hygienic applications without requiring high cost additional mechanical testing.

Annealing is possible if required and Surface finishes can be a294 specified.

ASTM A Stainless Steel Tubes, ASTM A SS Tubes, ASTM A Stainless Steel Tubes

Batch traceability marking considered essential to validate many food and pharmaceutical plants is mandatory. Another key benefit is the existence of matching specifications for associated tube fittings. Weld Bead The food industry generally requires a tube with no weld bead remnant on the inside Surface if the intended service aastm handling astn. LATEST NEWS Method for processing precision stainless steel tube surfa What problems will occur with stainless steel tubes durin The Seamless tube-Stainless steel tube application Stainless steel seamless tube manufacturing process How to clean stainless steel tube pipe