ASTM A135 Grade A
ASTM A135 Grade A
ASTM A135 Grade A is a steel grade used for Electric-Resistance-Welded (ERW) steel pipes. The chemical and mechanical properties of ASTM A135 Grade A pipes make them ideal for use in high-pressure applications, such as conveying gas, vapor, water, or other fluid. In some countries, ASTM A135 Grade A pipes are also used as fire sprinkler pipes. According to the standard, only Grade A pipes are adapted for flanging and bending.
ASTM A135 Grade A is a type of carbon steel that shall be made by either or both basic oxygen or electric-furnace processes. Steel may be cast in ingots or may be strand cast. The pipe shall be manufactured from flat-rolled steel in individual lengths or continuous lengths by electric-resistance or electric-induction welding without the addition of extraneous material. Tensile and chemical requirements of the steel are provided. Specimens of the steel pipes are subject to flattening tests and hydrostatic tests. A nondestructive electric test, either electromagnetic (eddy current) or ultrasonic test, may be preferred as an alternative to the hydrostatic test.
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Chemical Composition of ASTM A135 Grade A
Mechanical Properties of ASTM A135 Grade A
|Tensile strength, min, ksi (MPa)||48 (331)|
|Yield strength, min, ksi (MPa)||30 (207)|
|Elongation in 2 in. (50 mm), min, %|
|For pipe having a specified wall thickness of5 ⁄16in. (7.9 mm) or more, if tested using a longitudinal strip test specimen||35|
|For pipe having a specified wall thickness of less than5 ⁄16 in. (7.9 mm), if tested using a longitudinal strip test specimen||A|
|For pipe of any size, if tested using a full-size longitudinal test specimen||35|
Specifications of ASTM A135 Grade A
The American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM A135 Grade A covers electric-resistance-welded (ERW) steel pipe in sizes NPS 2 to 30, with nominal (average) wall thickness up to 12.7mm, inclusive. It also covers ERW steel pipe in sizes NPS 3/4 to 5 with a nominal (average) wall thickness of 2.11mm to 3.40mm, depending on size. The ASTM A135 standard is widely used in the construction and oil & gas industries because it covers a wide range of applications, including water transmission lines; process piping; distribution piping; condenser and heat exchanger tubes; high-temperature steam lines; and general service lines. This comprehensive listing of standardized pipe dimensions will help engineers and specifiers select the right size pipe for their needs.
|Outside Diameter||Wall Thickness||Weight Of Black Pipes||Test Pressure|
|Nominal Pipe Size||Standard||Standard||Plain End Pipes|