Home > News

What Is ASTM A53 Grade B Specification?

Release Tme: 2024-03-01

ASTM A53 is the American Society for Testing and Materials' uncoated and hot-dip galvanized welded and seamless nominal steel pipes. There are two levels of materials, namely A and B. Grade A is equivalent to No. 10 steel, and Grade B is equivalent to No. 20 steel. There are three types, type F is continuous butt welded pipe in grade A furnace, type E is resistance welded pipe of grade A and B, and type S is seamless steel pipe of grade A and B.

The specifications of ASTM A53 Grade B steel pipe are tensile strength ≥ 415 (MPa) and yield strength ≥ 240 (MPa).

Chemical Composition: The steel used in ASTM A53 Grade B pipes should conform to the required chemical composition of carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, copper, nickel, chromium, molybdenum, and vanadium.
Mechanical Properties: ASTM A53 Grade B pipes should have minimum tensile strength of 60,000 psi (415 MPa) and minimum yield strength of 35,000 psi (240 MPa).
Manufacture: The pipes may be manufactured through seamless or welded processes. Seamless pipes are produced by hot or cold rolling of round steel billets followed by piercing to form a hollow tube. Welded pipes are made by forming flat strips of steel into a cylindrical shape and then welding the seam.
Testing: ASTM A53 Grade B pipes undergo various tests including hydrostatic testing, flattening test, tensile test, and bend test to ensure compliance with specified requirements.
Usage: ASTM A53 Grade B pipes are commonly used for conveying gas, water, oil, and other fluids in various industries including construction, plumbing, and mechanical applications.

ASTM A53 Grade B

Support: Coverweb