STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR SEAMLESS COPPER WATER TUBE
|Publication Date:||1 November 1966|
|ICS Code (Non-ferrous metal pipes):||23.040.15|
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 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.
NOTE 1. - Annealed tube is suitable for use with flared or compression fitting, and with solder type fittings, provided rounding and sizing of the tube ends is performed where needed.
NOTE 2. - Drawn temper tube is suitable of 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.