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ASTM B88M

Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube (Metric)

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 April 2020
Status: active
Page Count: 7
ICS Code (Non-ferrous metal pipes): 23.040.15
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This specification covers seamless copper water tube suitable for general plumbing, similar applications for the conveyance of fluids, and commonly used with solder, flared, or compression-type fittings. The type of copper water tube suitable for any particular application is determined by the internal or external fluid pressure, by the installation and service conditions, and by local requirements. Means of joining or bending are also factors that affect the selection of the type of tube to be used.2

NOTE 1-Annealed tube is suitable for use with flared or compression fittings, and with solder-type fittings, provided rounding and sizing of the tube ends is performed where needed.

NOTE 2-Drawn temper tube is suitable for use with solder-type fittings. Types A and B tube, in the drawn temper, are suitable for use with certain types and sizes of compression fittings.

The tube shall be produced from the following coppers, and the manufacturer has the option to supply any one of them, unless otherwise specified:

The assembly of copper plumbing or fire sprinkler systems by soldering is described in Practice B828.

Solders for joining copper potable water or fire sprinkler systems are covered by Specification B32. The requirements for acceptable fluxes for these systems are covered by Specification B813.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

NOTE 3-This specification is the SI companion to Specification B88.

The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 15, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

2 The UNS system for copper and copper alloys (see Practice E527) is a simple expansion of the former standard designation system accomplished by the addition of a prefix "C" and a suffix "00." The suffix is permitted to be used to accommodate composition variations of the base alloy.

*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard

Document History

ASTM B88M
April 1, 2020
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube (Metric)
This specification covers seamless copper water tube suitable for general plumbing, similar applications for the conveyance of fluids, and commonly used with solder, flared, or compression-type...
March 1, 2018
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube (Metric)
This specification covers seamless copper water tube suitable for general plumbing, similar applications for the conveyance of fluids, and commonly used with solder, flared, or compression-type...
October 1, 2016
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube (Metric)
This specification covers seamless copper water tube suitable for general plumbing, similar applications for the conveyance of fluids, and commonly used with solder, flared, or compression-type...
October 1, 2013
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube (Metric)
This specification covers seamless copper water tube suitable for general plumbing, similar applications for the conveyance of fluids, and commonly used with solder, flared, or compression-type...
October 1, 2005
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube (Metric)
(Footnote *) This specification covers seamless copper water tube suitable for general plumbing, similar applications for the conveyance of fluids, and commonly used with solder, flared, or...
October 1, 2005
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube (Metric)
This specification covers seamless copper water tube suitable for general plumbing, similar applications for the conveyance of fluids, and commonly used with solder, flared, or compression-type...
October 1, 2003
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube (Metric)
A description is not available for this item.
September 10, 1999
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube (Metric)
1. Scope * 1.1 This specification covers Copper UNS No. C12200 seamless copper water tube suitable for general plumbing, similar applications for the conveyance of fluids, and commonly used with...
May 10, 1996
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube (Metric)
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1995
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube (Metric)
A description is not available for this item.
December 15, 1993
STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR SEAMLESS COPPER WATER TUBE (METRIC)
A description is not available for this item.
January 15, 1993
STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR SEAMLESS COPPER WATER TUBE (METRIC)
A description is not available for this item.
February 15, 1992
STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR SEAMLESS COPPER WATER TUBE (METRIC)
A description is not available for this item.
August 25, 1989
STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR SEAMLESS COPPER WATER TUBE (METRIC)
A description is not available for this item.
July 29, 1988
STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR SEAMLESS COPPER WATER TUBE (METRIC) (E1-1989)
A description is not available for this item.
February 26, 1988
STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR SEAMLESS COPPER WATER TUBE (METRIC)
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June 27, 1986
STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR SEAMLESS COPPER WATER TUBE (METRIC)
A description is not available for this item.
January 25, 1985
SEAMLESS COPPER WATER TUBE (METRIC), SPEC. FOR (E1-1986)
A description is not available for this item.

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