ASTM A53 Properties (Chem., Mech. & Rankings)

In this post I'll talk about and give details about ASTM A53. First let's describe it and then have a look at its material's properties.

What is ASTM A53?

ASTM A53 is a Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless.

Category

Steel Pipe

Scope

This specification covers seamless and welded black and hot-dipped galvanized steel pipe.

Ok let's start with ASTM A53 chemical composition.

Chemical Composition

Grade B

C max.

0.30

Mn max.

1.20

P max.

0.05

S max.

0.045

Cu max.

0.40

Ni max.

0.40

Cr max.

0.40

Mo max

0.15

V max.

0.08

Learn more about chemical composition.

Now it's the mechanical properties turn:

Yield Strength

Type F

30 ksi (205 MPa) min.

Learn more about what is yield strength.

Tensile Strength

Type F

48 ksi (330 MPa) min

Learn more about what is tensile strength.

Elongation (min.) 50 mm

Calculated taking into consideration the cross section area of the specimen and the specified tensile strength.

Learn more about what is elongation.

Reduction of Area (min. %)

Not Required.

Learn more about reduction of area.

Density

7800 - 8000 kg/m3 (around 7.9 g/cm3 or 0.285 lb/in3).

Learn more about density.

Elastic Modulus

190 GPa (27557 ksi) - 210GPa (30458 ksi).

Learn more about the Elastic Modulus.

Poisson's Ratio

0.27 – 0.30.

Learn more about the poisson ratio.

Allowable Stress

Depends on the project (And its factor of safety).

Learn more about the what is allowable stress.

My Material's Rank

While engineers will often look for the cheapest material they can use, I took a different approach to material's selection to help newbie students.

I ranked materials according to their yield strengths and ASTM A53 currently ranks 122 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 121 materials that are more resistant.

Note: I've analysed 134 materials in order to create an yield strength index. Check my astm material's comparison post for more details.

ASTM Classroom

Are you having trouble understanding the basics of ASTM?

What is the difference between Code, Standard & Specification?

This video will walk you through:

References

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Other References

A 90/A 90M Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on⁣
Iron and Steel Articles with Zinc or Zinc-Alloy Coatings⁣
A 370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing⁣
of Steel Products⁣
A 530/A 530M Specification for General Requirements⁣
for Specialized Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe⁣
A 700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading⁣
Methods for Steel Products for Domestic Shipment⁣
A 751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for⁣
Chemical Analysis of Steel Products⁣
A 865 Specification for Threaded Couplings, Steel, Black⁣
or Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Welded or Seamless, for⁣
Use in Steel Pipe Joints⁣

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