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Unformatted text preview: Designation: A 135 97c An American National Standard Standard Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Steel Pipe 1 This standard is issued under the fixed designation A 135; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A superscript epsilon ( e ) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval. This standard has been approved for use by agencies of the Department of Defense. 1. Scope 1.1 This specification 2 covers two grades of electric- resistance-welded steel pipe in NPS 2 to NPS 30 inclusive, with nominal (average) wall thickness up to 0.500 in. (12.70 mm), inclusive, and in nominal sizes NPS 3 / 4 to NPS 5 inclusive with nominal (average) wall thickness 0.083 in. (2.11 mm) to 0.134 in. (3.40 mm), depending on size. Pipe having other dimensions (Note 1) may be furnished provided such pipe complies with all other requirements of this specification. The pipe is intended for conveying gas, vapor, water or other liquid; only Grade A is adapted for flanging and bending (Note 2). The suitability of pipe for various purposes is somewhat dependent upon its dimensions, properties, and conditions of service, so that the purpose for which the pipe is intended should be stated in the order. The pipe may be furnished either nonexpanded or cold expanded at the option of the manufac- turer. When pipe is cold expanded, the amount of expansion shall not exceed 1.5 % of the outside diameter pipe size. N OTE 1A comprehensive listing of standardized pipe dimensions is contained in ANSI / ASME B 36.10M. N OTE 2This provision is not intended to prohibit the cold bending of Grade B pipe. 1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI values, given in parentheses, are for information only. 2. Referenced Documents 2.1 ASTM Standards: A 370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products 3,4,5 A 700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Domestic Shipment 4 A 751 Test Methods, Practices and Terminology for Chemi- cal Analysis of Steel Products 3,4,5 A 865 Specification for Threaded Couplings, Steel, Black or Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Welded or Seamless, for Use in Steel Pipe Joints 5 A 941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Re- lated Alloys, and Ferroalloys 5 E 6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Test- ing 6 E 29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications 7 E 59 Practice for Sampling Steel and Iron for Determination of Chemical Composition 8 E 213 Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Metal Pipe and Tubing 9 E 273 Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Longitudinal Welded Pipe and Tubing 9 E 309 Practice for Eddy-Current Examination of Steel Tu- bular Products Using Magnetic Saturation 9 2.2 ANSI Standards:...
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