THE ASTM INTERNATIONAL SPECIFICATION

The ASTM International specifications for steel tubes list standard requirements for
boiler and super heater tubes, general service tubes, steel tubes in refinery service, heat 
exchanger and condenser tubes, mechanical and structural tubing.  
Steel Pipes 
 A53 - A53/A53M-99b - Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and HotDipped,
Zinc-Coated,
Welded
and
Seamless

 A74 - A74-98 - Specification for Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings 
 A106 - A106-99e1 - Specification for Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for
High-Temperature Service 
 A126 - A126-95e1 - Specification for Grey Iron Castings for Valves,
Flanges, and Pipe Fittings 
 A134 - A134-96 - Specification for Pipe, Steel, Electric-Fusion (Arc)Welded
(Sizes
NPS
16
and
Over)

 A135 - A135-97c - Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Steel
Pipe 
 A139 - A139-96e1 - Specification for Electric-Fusion (Arc)-Welded Steel
Pipe (NPS 4 and Over) 
 A182 - A182/A182M-99 - Specification for Forged or Rolled Alloy-Steel
Pipe Flanges, Forged Fittings, and Valves and Parts for High-Temperature 
Service 
 A252 - A252-98 - Specification for Welded and Seamless Steel Pipe Piles 
 A312 - A312/A312M-00 - Specification for Seamless and Welded
Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipes 
 A333 - A333/A333M-99 - Specification for Seamless and Welded Steel
Pipe for Low-Temperature Service 
 A335 - A335/A335M-99 - Specification for Seamless Ferritic Alloy-Steel
Pipe for High-Temperature Service 
 A338 - A338-84 (1998) - Specification for Malleable Iron Flanges, Pipe
Fittings, and Valve Parts for Railroad, Marine, and Other Heavy Duty 
Service at Temperatures Up to 650�F (345�C) 
 A358 - A358/A358M-98 - Specification for Electric-Fusion-Welded
Austenitic Chromium-Nickel Alloy Steel Pipe for High-Temperature 
Service 
 A369 - A369/A369M-92 - Specification for Carbon and Ferritic Alloy
Steel Forged and Bored Pipe for High-Temperature Service 
 A376 - A376/A376M-98 - Specification for Seamless Austenitic Steel
Pipe for High-Temperature Central-Station Service 
 A377 - A377-99 - Index of Specifications for Ductile-Iron Pressure Pipe 
 A409 - A409/A409M-95ae1 - Specification for Welded Large Diameter
Austenitic Steel Pipe for Corrosive or High-Temperature Service 
 A426 - A426-92 (1997) - Specification for Centrifugally Cast Ferritic
Alloy Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service 
 A451 - A451-93 (1997) - Specification for Centrifugally Cast Austenitic
Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service 
 A523 - A523-96 - Specification for Plain End Seamless and ElectricResistance-Welded
Steel
Pipe
for
High-Pressure
Pipe-Type
Cable
Circuits

 A524 - A524-96 - Specification for Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for
Atmospheric and Lower Temperatures 
 A530 - A530/A530M-99 - Specification for General Requirements for
Specialized Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe 
 A648 - A648-95e1 - Specification for Steel Wire, Hard Drawn for Prestressing
Concrete
Pipe

 A674 - A674-95 - Practice for Polyethylene Encasement for Ductile Iron
Pipe for Water or Other Liquids 
 A691 - A691-98 - Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe, ElectricFusion-Welded
for
High-Pressure
Service
at
High
Temperatures

 A694 - A694/A694M-00 - Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel
Forgings for Pipe Flanges, Fittings, Valves, and Parts for High-Pressure 
Transmission Service 
 A716 - A716-99 - Specification for Ductile Iron Culvert Pipe 
 A733 - A733-99 - Specification for Welded and Seamless Carbon Steel
and Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipe Nipples 
 A742 - A742/A742M-98 - Specification for Steel Sheet, Metallic Coated
and Polymer Pre-coated for Corrugated Steel Pipe 
 A746 - A746-99 - Specification for Ductile Iron Gravity Sewer Pipe 
 A760 - A760/A760M-99 - Specification for Corrugated Steel Pipe,
Metallic-Coated for Sewers and Drains 
 A761 - A761/A761M-98 - Specification for Corrugated Steel Structural
Plate, Zinc-Coated, for Field-Bolted Pipe, Pipe-Arches, and Arches 
 A762 - A762/A762M-98 - Specification for Corrugated Steel Pipe,
Polymer Pre-coated for Sewers and Drains 
 A790 - A790/A790M-99 - Specification for Seamless and Welded
Ferritic/Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipe 
 A796 - A796/A796M-99 - Practice for Structural Design of Corrugated
Steel Pipe, Pipe-Arches, and Arches for Storm and Sanitary Sewers and 
Other Buried Applications 
 A798 - A798/A798M-97a - Practice for Installing Factory-Made
Corrugated Steel Pipe for Sewers and Other Applications 
 A807 - A807/A807M-97 - Practice for Installing Corrugated Steel
Structural Plate Pipe for Sewers and Other Applications 
 A810 - A810-94 - Specification for Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Steel Pipe
Winding Mesh 
 A813 - A813/A813M-95e2 - Specification for Single- or Double-Welded
Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipe 
 A814 - A814/A814M-96 (1998) - Specification for Cold-Worked Welded
Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipe 
 A849 - A849-99 - Specification for Post-Applied Coatings, Pavings, and
Linings for Corrugated Steel Sewer and Drainage Pipe 
 A861 - A861-94e1 - Specification for High-Silicon Iron Pipe and Fittings 
Steel Tubes 
 A862 - A862/A862M-98 - Practice for Application of Asphalt Coatings to
Corrugated Steel Sewer and Drainage Pipe 
 A865 - A865-97 - Specification for Threaded Couplings, Steel, Black or
Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Welded or Seamless, for Use in Steel Pipe 
Joints 
 A872 - A872-91 (1997) - Specification for Centrifugally Cast
Ferritic/Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipe for Corrosive Environments 
 A885 - A885/A885M-96 - Specification for Steel Sheet, Zinc and Aramid
Fiber Composite Coated for Corrugated Steel Sewer, Culvert, and 
Underdrain Pipe 
 A888 - A888-98e1 - Specification for Hubless Cast Iron Soil Pipe and
Fittings for Sanitary and Storm Drain, Waste, and Vent Piping 
Applications 
 A926 - A926-97 - Test Method for Comparing the Abrasion Resistance of
Coating Materials for Corrugated Metal Pipe 
 A928 - A928/A928M-98 - Specification for Ferritic/Austenitic (Duplex)
Stainless Steel Pipe Electric Fusion Welded with Addition of Filler Metal 
 A929 - A929/A929M-97 - Specification for Steel Sheet, Metallic-Coated
by the Hot-Dip Process for Corrugated Steel Pipe 
 A930 - A930-99 - Practice for Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Corrugated
Metal Pipe Used for Culverts, Storm Sewers, and Other Buried Conduits 
 A943 - A943/A943M-95e1 - Specification for Spray-Formed Seamless
Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipes 
 A949 - A949/A949M-95e1 - Specification for Spray-Formed Seamless
Ferritic/Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipe 
 A954 - A954-96 - Specification for Austenitic Chromium-Nickel-Silicon
Alloy Steel Seamless and Welded Pipe 
 A972 - A972/A972M-99 - Specification for Fusion Bonded Epoxy-Coated
Pipe Piles 
 A978 - A978/A978M-97 - Specification for Composite Ribbed Steel Pipe,
Precoated and Polyethylene Lined for Gravity Flow Sanitary Sewers, 
Storm Sewers, and Other Special Applications 
 A984 - A984/A984M-00 - Specification for Steel Line Pipe, Black, PlainEnd,
Electric-Resistance-Welded

 A998 - A998/A998M-98 - Practice for Structural Design of
Reinforcements for Fittings in Factory-Made Corrugated Steel Pipe for 
Sewers and Other Applications 
 A999 - A999/A999M-98 - Specification for General Requirements for
Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipe 
 A1005 - A1005/A1005M-00 - Specification for Steel Line Pipe, Black,
Plain End, Longitudinal and Helical Seam, Double Submerged-Arc 
Welded 
 A1006 - A1006/A1006M-00 - Specification for Steel Line Pipe, Black,
Plain End, Laser Beam Welded 
Superheater, Boiler and Miscellaneous Tubes: 
 A178 - A178/A178M-95 - Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded
Carbon Steel and Carbon-Manganese Steel Boiler and Superheater Tubes 
 A179 - A179/A179M-90a (1996) e1 - Specification for Seamless ColdDrawn
Low-Carbon
Steel
Heat-Exchanger
and
Condenser
Tubes

 A192 - A192/A192M-91 (1996) e1 - Specification for Seamless Carbon
Steel Boiler Tubes for High-Pressure Service 
 A209 - A209/A209M-98 - Specification for Seamless CarbonMolybdenum
Alloy-Steel
Boiler
and
Superheater
Tubes

 A210 - A210/A210M-96 - Specification for Seamless Medium-Carbon
Steel Boiler and Superheater Tubes 
 A213 - A213/A213M-99a - Specification for Seamless Ferritic and
Austenitic Alloy-Steel Boiler, Superheater, and Heat-Exchanger Tubes 
 A249 - A249/A249M-98e1 - Specification for Welded Austenitic Steel
Boiler, Superheater, Heat-Exchanger, and Condenser Tubes 
 A250 - A250/A250M-95 - Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded
Ferritic Alloy-Steel Boiler and Superheater Tubes 
 A254 - A254-97 - Specification for Copper-Brazed Steel Tubing 
 A268 - A268/A268M-96 - Specification for Seamless and Welded Ferritic
and Martensitic Stainless Steel Tubing for General Service 
 A269 - A269-98 - Specification for Seamless and Welded Austenitic
Stainless Steel Tubing for General Service 
 A270 - A270-98ae1 - Specification for Seamless and Welded Austenitic
Stainless Steel Sanitary Tubing 
 A334 - A334/A334M-99 - Specification for Seamless and Welded Carbon
and Alloy-Steel Tubes for Low-Temperature Service 
 A423 - A423/A423M-95 - Specification for Seamless and Electric-Welded
Low-Alloy Steel Tubes 
 A450 - A450/A450M-96a - Specification for General Requirements for
Carbon, Ferritic Alloy, and Austenitic Alloy Steel Tubes 
 A608 - A608-91a (1998) - Specification for Centrifugally Cast IronChromium-Nickel
High-Alloy
Tubing
for
Pressure
Application
at
High

Temperatures 
 A618 - A618-99 - Specification for Hot-Formed Welded and Seamless
High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Tubing 
 A632 - A632-98 - Specification for Seamless and Welded Austenitic
Stainless Steel Tubing (Small-Diameter) for General Service 
 A688 - A688/A688M-98 - Specification for Welded Austenitic Stainless
Steel Feedwater Heater Tubes 
 A771 - A771/A771M-95 - Specification for Seamless Austenitic and
Martensitic Stainless Steel Tubing for Liquid Metal-Cooled Reactor Core 
Components 
 A778 - A778-98 - Specification for Welded, Unanneled Austenitic
Stainless Steel Tubular Products 
 A789 - A789/A789M-00 - Specification for Seamless and Welded
Ferritic/Austenitic Stainless Steel Tubing for General Service 
 A803 - A803/A803M-98 - Specification for Welded Ferritic Stainless
Steel Feedwater Heater Tubes 
 A822 - A822-90 (1995) e1 - Specification for Seamless Cold-Drawn
Carbon Steel Tubing for Hydraulic System Service 
 A826 - A826/A826M-95 - Specification for Seamless Austenitic and
Martensitic Stainless Steel Duct Tubes for Liquid Metal-Cooled Reactor 
Core Components 
 A847 - A847-99a - Specification for Cold-Formed Welded and Seamless
High Strength, Low Alloy Structural Tubing with Improved Atmospheric 
Corrosion Resistance 
 A908 - A908-91 (1998) - Specification for Stainless Steel Needle Tubing 
 A953 - A953-96 - Specification for Austenitic Chromium-Nickel-Silicon
Alloy Steel Seamless and Welded Tubing - 
Heat-Exchanger and Condenser Tubes 
 A179 - A179/A179M-90a (1996) e1 - Specification for Seamless ColdDrawn
Low-Carbon
Steel
Heat-Exchanger
and
Condenser
Tubes

 A213 - A213/A213M-99a - Specification for Seamless Ferritic and
Austenitic Alloy-Steel Boiler, Superheater, and Heat-Exchanger Tubes 
 A214 - A214/A214M-96 - Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded
Carbon Steel Heat-Exchanger and Condenser Tubes 
 A249 - A249/A249M-98e1 - Specification for Welded Austenitic Steel
Boiler, Superheater, Heat-Exchanger, and Condenser Tubes 
 A498 - A498-98 - Specification for Seamless and Welded Carbon,
Ferritic, and Austenitic Alloy Steel Heat-Exchanger Tubes with Integral 
Fins 
 A851 - A851-96 - Specification for High-Frequency Induction Welded,
Unannealed, Austenitic Steel Condenser Tubes - 
Structural Tubing 
 A500 - A500-99 - Specification for Cold-Formed Welded and Seamless
Carbon Steel Structural Tubing in Rounds and Shapes 
 A501 - A501-99 - Specification for Hot-Formed Welded and Seamless
Carbon Steel Structural Tubing 
 A847 - A847-99a - Specification for Cold-Formed Welded and Seamless
High Strength, Low Alloy Structural Tubing with Improved Atmospheric 
Corrosion Resistance 
 A618 - A618-99 - Specification for Hot-Formed Welded and Seamless
High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Tubing - 
Mechanical Tubing 
 A511 - A511-96 - Specification for Seamless Stainless Steel Mechanical
Tubing 
 A512 - A512-96 - Specification for Cold-Drawn Buttweld Carbon Steel
Mechanical Tubing 
 A513 - A513-98 - Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon
and Alloy Steel Mechanical Tubing 
 A519 - A519-96 - Specification for Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel
Mechanical Tubing 
 A554 - A554-98e1 - Specification for Welded Stainless Steel Mechanical
Tubing - 
Welded Fittings 
 
 A234 - A234/A234M-99 - Specification for Piping Fittings of Wrought
Carbon Steel and Alloy Steel for Moderate and High Temperature Service 
 A403 - A403/A403M-99a - Specification for Wrought Austenitic Stainless
Steel Piping Fittings 
 A420 - A420/A420M-99 - Specification for Piping Fittings of Wrought
Carbon Steel and Alloy Steel for Low-Temperature Service 
 A758 - A758/A758M-98 - Specification for Wrought-Carbon Steel ButtWelding
Piping
Fittings
with
Improved
Notch
Toughness

 A774 - A774/A774M-98 - Specification for As-Welded Wrought
Austenitic Stainless Steel Fittings for General Corrosive Service at Low 

INDUSTRY STANDARDS

  •  Astm – American Society For Testing And Materials
  •  Ansi – American National Standards Institute
  •  Api – American Petroleum Institute
  •  Mss – Manufacturers Standarization Society Of The Fittings Industry
  •  Awwa – American Water Works Association
  •  Ks – Korean Industrial Standards
  •  Jis – Japanese Industrial Standards
  •  Bs – British Standard

FLANGES

  •  So – Slipon
  •  Wn – Weldneck
  •  Bl – Blind
  •  Ff – Flat Face
  •  Rf – Raised Face
  •  Rtj – Ring-type Joint

FITTINGS

  •  Bw – Buttweld
  •  Smls – Seamless
  •  Sw – Socketweld
  •  Npt – National Pipe Thread
  •  Bspt – Bristish Standard Pipe Thread

GASKETS

  •  Rf – Raised Face
  •  Ff – Full Face
  •  Rtj – Ring Joint Gasket
  •  Spw – Spirol Wound Gasket
  •  Ir – Inner Ring
  •  Or – Outer Ring
  •  Caf – Asbestos
  •  Cnaf – Non Asbestos

VALVES

  •  Nrv – Non Return Valve
  •  Prv – Pressure Reducing Valve