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ASTM A358/A358M

2015 Edition, September 1, 2015

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Standard Specification for Electric-Fusion-Welded Austenitic Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service and General Applications



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  • Revision: 2015 Edition, September 1, 2015
  • Published Date: September 1, 2015
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 9
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This specification2 covers electric-fusion-welded austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel pipe suitable for corrosive or high-temperature service, or both, or for general applications.

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."

This specification covers the grades of alloy and stainless steel listed in Table 1. The selection of the proper grade and requirements for heat treatment shall be at the discretion of the purchaser, dependent on the service conditions to be encountered.

Five classes of pipe are covered as follows:

Class 1—Pipe shall be double welded by processes employing filler metal in all passes and shall be completely radiographed.

Class 2—Pipe shall be double welded by processes employing filler metal in all passes. No radiography is required.

Class 3—Pipe shall be single welded by processes employing filler metal in all passes and shall be completely radiographed.

Class 4—Same as Class 3 except that the weld pass exposed to the inside pipe surface may be made without the addition of filler metal (see 6.2.2.1 and 6.2.2.2). 1.3.5

Class 5—Pipe shall be double welded by processes employing filler metal in all passes and shall be spot radiographed.

Supplementary requirements covering provisions ranging from additional testing to formalized procedures for manufacturing practice are provided. Supplementary Requirements S1 through S6 are included as options to be specified when desired.

The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification. The inch-pound units shall apply unless the "M" designation of this specification is specified in the order.

2 For ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code applications see related Specifications SA-358 in Section II of that Code.

*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard