ASTM A333 specification is also known as ASME SA333, this specification covers nominal (average) wall seamless and welded carbon and alloy steel pipe intended for use at low temperatures and in other applications requiring notch toughness. These pipes are commonly known as Low-Temperature Carbon Steel Pipes (LTCS).
ASTM A333 Grade 6 Steel Pipe
ASTM A333 Low Temperature Pipe
ASTM A333 Grade 6 Seamless Pipe
Steel pipes generally contract under low temperature, due to which the inner diameter of pipes reduces, which affects the flow of liquid or gas at high velocity, as a result of which material may fail, in order avoid such situation, ASTM A333 specification was developed so that it can withstand pressure in Low temperature and avoid such issue.
These pipes are manufactured as per the dimension standard of ANSI B36.10 / ASME B36.10. Using 333 Grade. 6 welded pipes are also viable due to them being highly weldable owing to the carbon content. However, most companies prefer seamless pipes as the performance improvements can be as high as 20% when using seamless pipes instead of welded pipes.
These specification pipes are heat treated to Normalized condition, which is another advantage in the use of ASTM A33 pipes, Normalizing is a process where the material is heated to a uniform temperature of 815 Deg. C or more and then allowed to cool back at room temperature in the open air. This process controls the microstructure of pipes and results in lower hardness value and increased ductility.
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ASTM A333 Pipe specification covers nominal (average) wall seamless and welded carbon and alloy steel pipe intended for use at low temperatures and in other applications requiring notch toughness. Several grades of ferritic steel are included. Some product sizes may not be available under this specification because heavier wall thicknesses have an adverse effect on impact properties.
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B36.19 Stainless Steel Pipe
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code : Section VIII4
For ordering material to ASTM A333 specification following details are required
|Quantity||Feet, centimeters, or number of lengths|
|Name of material||Seamless or Welded Pipe|
|Grade||Grade 1, Grade 3, or Grade 6|
|Size||NPS or Outside Diameter and Schedule Number of Average Wall Thickness|
|Length||Specific or Random|
|Heat Analysis Requirement|
|Repair by Welding|
|Other Temperatures for Impact Test|
|Hydrostatic Test or Nondestructive Electric Test|
|Test Report Required|
|Specification Designation and|
|Special Requirements or Exceptions to this Specification|
The steel shall be killed steel, with the primary melting process being open-hearth, basic-oxygen, or electric-furnace, possibly combined with separate degassing or refining.
Steel cast in ingots or strand cast is permissible
For pipe NPS 1-1/2 and under, it shall be permissible to furnish hot finished or cold drawn.
For pipe NPS 2 [DN 50] and over shall be furnished hot finished.
|Element||Grade 1||Grade 3||Grade 6|
|Manganese||0.40 – 1.06||0.31 – 0.64||0.29 – 1.06|
|Silicon||0.18 -0.37||0.10 min|
|Nickel||3.18 – 3.82|
Bend test for pipes 2” NPS and under
Flattening Test for pipes 2.5” NPS and over
Outside Diameter at any point shall not vary from standard specified more than:
At any given point the thickness of the pipe should not be 12.5% under the nominal wall thickness as specified.
The weight of any length of pipe shall not vary more than 10% over and 3.5% under that specified.
Each length of pipe shall be subjected to the hydrostatic test without leakage through the pipe wall. The hydro test produces stress in the pipe wall equal to 60% of SMYS (Specified minimum Yield strength) at room temperature. For pipes upto 3” NPS hydro test cannot exceed 2500 PSI and for size greater than 3” it cannot exceed 2800 PSI.
Pipes are supplied in single random length of 4 to 7 meter long or double random length of 9 to 12 meter long
A pipe must carry the following information in marking stenciled on the pipes
Manufacture Name or Brand logo, Material specification, pipe size as per ASNI chart, length, Heat no., Hydro test pressure and or NDE, additional S if any supplementary test performed.
|Hot Finished or Cold Drawn||Manufacture Name|
|Specification / Grade||Hydro or NDE|
|Seamless or Welded|
|the letters “LT” followed by the temperature at which the impact tests were made * and **|
|the letters “QT” when the pipe is furnished in the quenched and tempered condition|