ASTM A53 Grade B Specification-Wall Thickness

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TUSPIPE, as a leading manufacturer in the steel pipe industry, is proud of the strict production standards we follow. Among the standards we follow is the ASTM A53 Grade B specification, which is more commonly used. Today we will be discussing the wall thickness of ASTM a53 standardized steel tubing and how it affects the safety/durability of the tubing.

To understand the wall thickness of ASTM A53 Grade B specification steel pipe, let’s first look at a table that will give you a full understanding of the basic parameters of ASTM A53 Grade B.

NPS O.D. Nominal Wall Thickness
DN Inch mm SCH5S SCH10S SCH10 SCH20 SCH30 SCH40 SCH60 SCH80 SCH100 SCH120 SCH140 SCH160 Sth XS XXS
50 2″ 60.3 1.65 2.77 3.91 5.54 8.74 3.91 5.54 11.07
65 2 1/2″ 73 2.11 3.05 5.16 7.01 9.53 5.16 7.01 14.02
80 3″ 88.9 2.11 3.05 5.49 7.62 11.13 5.49 7.52 15.24
90 3 1/2″ 101.6 2.11 3.05 5.74 8.08 5.74 8.08
100 4″ 114.3 2.11 3.05 6.02 8.58 11.13 13.49 6.02 8.56 17.12
125 5″ 141.3 2.77 3.4 6.55 9.53 12.7 15.88 6.55 9.53 18.05
150 6″ 168.3 2.77 3.4 7.11 10.97 14.27 18.26 7.11 10.97 21.95
200 8″ 219.1 2.77 3.76 6.35 7.04 8.18 10.31 12.7 15.09 18.26 20.62 23.01 8.18 12.7 22.23
250 10″ 273.1 3.4 4.19 6.35 7.8 9.27 12.7 15.09 18.26 21.44 25.4 28.58 9.27 12.7 25.4
300 12″ 323.9 3.96 4.57 6.35 8.38 10.31 14.27 17.48 21.44 25.4 28.58 33.32 9.53 12.7 25.4
350 14″ 355.5 3.96 4.78 6.35 7.92 9.53 11.13 15.09 19.05 23.83 27.79 31.75 35.71 9.53 12.7
400 16″ 406.4 4.19 4.78 6.35 7.92 9.53 12.7 16.66 21.44 26.19 30.96 36.53 40.49 9.53 12.7
450 18″ 457.2 4.19 4.78 6.35 7.92 11.13 14.27 19.05 23.83 39.36 34.93 39.67 45.24
500 20″ 508 4.78 5.54 6.35 9.53 12.7 15.09 20.62 26.19 32.54 38.1 44.45 50.01
550 22″ 558.8 4.78 5.54 6.35 9.53 12.7 22.23 28.58 34.93 41.28 47.63 53.98
600 24″ 609.6 5.54 6.35 6.35 9.53 14.27 17.48 24.61 30.96 38.89 46.02 52.37 59.54

As shown above, wall thickness is a critical factor in the design and manufacture of steel pipe. It not only affects the pipe’s ability to resist compression, but also the ability to transport liquids and adapt to various environmental conditions, all of which are affected by the ASTM A53 Grade B specification wall thickness.

ASTM A53 Grade B Specification Wall Thickness Importance

Safety:

Compliance with the ASTM A53 Grade B specification wall thickness standard is not only to meet industry regulations, but more importantly to ensure the safety of the piping system.

 Because of the pressure/flow rate/corrosion issues that can be encountered during the transportation of piping, adequate wall thickness ensures the safe transportation of piping and prevents leaks, ruptures, or other hazardous conditions from occurring.

Durability:

Durable pipelines can bring benefits to a wide range of industries, first of all, the pipeline maintains its performance for a long time, which greatly reduces the frequency of repairs and allows for reliable operation for a long period of time. 

Costs are saved and the payback period is extended, increasing the safety of the system. For the outside environment, the impact on the environment is reduced, in line with the concept of green development. High-quality piping can improve the user’s trust in the manufacturer and get a lasting return.

Why comply ASTM A53 Grade B specification

First of all, ASTM A53 Grade B specification  is an industry-specific specification that has been developed and carefully considered/evaluated/experimented by many industry experts. It ensures that all industries can maximize the benefits of piping design/manufacturing/use, and that the piping is of high quality and reliability. Compliance with ASTM A53 Grade B specification maintains the stability and longevity of the piping system.

ASTM A53 grade b specification

Secondly, ASTM A53 Grade B specification covers the detailed requirements of materials/physical properties/chemical parameters/dimensional specifications of piping, eliminating the need for purchasers or producers to do research again, as each process is guided by detailed and clear instructions, which eliminates the need for most repetitive operations and experiments.

It also avoids irreparable defects in the pipes caused by the manufacturer during the production process. All product properties are standardized to a certain range to improve the performance of the pipe.

Finally, compliance with ASTM A53 Grade B specification improves overall engineering efficiency and ensures compatibility with other systems and equipment in the piping industry worldwide.

TUSPIPE is a 20 year old pipe manufacturer that produces pipes in accordance with global industry standards including API, ASTM, EN, JIS, etc. We also have a series of advanced testing and inspection equipment to make our pipes flawless! Our pipes are manufactured in accordance with global industry standards, including API, ASTM, EN, JIS, etc. We also have a series of advanced testing and inspection equipment to make our pipes flawless!
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