ASTM A53 is a carbon steel alloy, used as structural steel or for low-pressure plumbing. The alloy specifications are set by ASTM International, in specification ASTM A53/A53M.
ASTM A53 pipe (also referred to as ASME SA53 pipe) is intended for mechanical and pressure applications and is also acceptable for ordinary uses in steam, water, gas and air lines. It is suitable for welding and for forming operations involving coiling, bending, and flanging, subject to certain qualifications.
A53 pipe comes in three types and two grades, A53 Type F, which is longitudinally furnace butt welded or continuous welded (Grade A only), A53 Type E, which is longitudinally electric resistance welded (Grades A and B), and A53 Type S, which is seamless pipe, produced by hot working, and possibly cold finishing, the steel (Grades A and B). ASTM A53 pipe is sized according to the nominal pipe size (NPS) system. It is commonly available with national pipe thread ends or with plain cut ends. It can be used for steam, water, and air conveyance. It is also weldable and can be used in structural applications, although ASTM A500 tube, which is available in the same NPS sizes, is sometime preferred.
mechanical properties of A53 pipe– tensile requirements
|seamless and erw||Grade A||Grade B|
|Tensile Strength, min, psi||48,000||60,000|
Chemical Requirements For A53
|Seamless and ERW||C max %||Mn max %||P max %||S max %|
Types of A53 pipes
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ASTM A53 application
1 Architecture: maximum pipeline under more groundwater extraction when towers, boilers, hot water conveyance and so on.
2 Machining, bearing sets, processing machinery and other accessories.
3 Electrical class: gas distribution, water power fluid conduit.
4 Anti-static tubes wind power plants.