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ASTM B491/B491M

2015 Edition, January 1, 2015

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Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Round Tubes for General-Purpose Applications

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  • Revision: 2015 Edition, January 1, 2015
  • Published Date: January 1, 2015
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 7
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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This specification covers aluminum and aluminum-alloy extruded round tubes either in coils or straight lengths, for general purpose applications such as refrigeration service, gas lines, oil lines, and instrument lines, in the alloys (Note 2) and tempers shown in Table 2 [Table 3], in outside diameters of 0.250 through 0.750 in. [6.00 through 20.00 mm]. For diameters over 0.500 through 0.750 in. [over 12.50 through 20.00 mm], the diameter and wall-thickness tolerances and eddy-current test parameters, if required, shall be agreed upon by the producer and the purchaser. Only tubes in aluminum 1200-H111 and 1235-H111 are sized after extrusion to minimize ovalness.

Alloy and temper designations are in accordance with ANSI H35.1/H35.1(M). The equivalent Unified Numbering System alloy designations are those of Table 1 preceded by A9 (for example, A91050 for aluminum 1050), in accordance with Practice E527.

NOTE 1—For extruded tubes see Specification B221, and for drawn tubes for general-purpose applications see Specification B483.

NOTE 2—Throughout this specification the term alloy in the general sense includes aluminum as well as aluminum alloy.

NOTE 3—For inch-pound orders specify B491; for metric orders specify B491M. Do not mix units.

For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see Annex A2.

The values stated in either inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as standards. The SI units are shown either in brackets or in separate tables. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from two systems will result in nonconformance with the specification.

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