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ASTM B88

Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 October 2016
Status: inactive
Page Count: 8
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This specification establishes the requirements for 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 which 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 K and L tube, in the drawn temper, are suitable for use with certain types and sizes of compression fittings.

NOTE 3-Fittings used for soldered or brazed connections in plumbing systems are described in ASME B16.18 and ASME B16.22. 1.2 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. 1.5

Units-This specification is the companion specification to SI Specification B88M; therefore, no SI equivalents are shown in this specification.

The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 16, 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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

April 1, 2020
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube
This specification establishes the requirements for seamless copper water tube suitable for general plumbing, similar applications for the conveyance of fluids, and commonly used with solder, flared,...
ASTM B88
October 1, 2016
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube
This specification establishes the requirements for seamless copper water tube suitable for general plumbing, similar applications for the conveyance of fluids, and commonly used with solder, flared,...
September 1, 2014
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube
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...
October 1, 2009
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube
This specification establishes the requirements for seamless copper water tube suitable for general plumbing, similar applications for the conveyance of fluids, and commonly used with solder, flared,...
October 1, 2003
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube
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 10, 2002
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube
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 solder, flared, or...
September 10, 1999
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube
Scope 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 solder,...
September 10, 1999
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube
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
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September 10, 1995
STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR SEAMLESS COPPER WATER TUBE
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June 15, 1995
STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR SEAMLESS COPPER WATER TUBE
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December 15, 1993
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January 15, 1993
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February 15, 1992
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August 25, 1989
STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR SEAMLESS COPPER WATER TUBE
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July 29, 1988
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February 26, 1988
STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR SEAMLESS COPPER WATER TUBE
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June 27, 1986
STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR SEAMLESS COPPER WATER TUBE
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November 28, 1983
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January 30, 1976
Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube
This specification covers seamless copper water tube suitable for general plumbing, and similar applications for the conveyance of fluids, and commonly used with solder, flared, or compression type...
November 1, 1966
STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR SEAMLESS COPPER WATER TUBE
This specification covers seamless copper water tube suitable for general plumbing, and similar applications for the conveyance of fluids, and commonly used with solder, flared, or compression type...

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