NOTE: The grade designations used herein comprise the letter U followed by the first two digits of the specified minimum yield strength.
Coverage. This specification covers ultra high-test heat treated line pipe in size 6% inch O.D. and larger in grades U80 and U100 and intermediate grades exceeding X70. The chemical composition and certain physical properties of intermediate grades are subject to agreement between the purchaser and manufacturer. The agreed upon requirements must be consistent with the corresponding requirements for these grades.
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