ASTM A587 Properties (Chem., Mech. & Rankings) rev. 2021

In this post I'll talk about and give details about ASTM A587. First let's describe it and then have a look at its material's properties.

What is ASTM A587?

ASTM A587 is a Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Low-Carbon Steel Pipe for the Chemical Industry.


Steel Pipe


This specification covers electric-resistance-welded low-carbon steel pipe intended for use as process lines.

Ok let's start with ASTM A587 chemical composition.

Chemical Composition

C max.



0.27 - 0.63

P max.


S max.


Al max.

0.02 - 0.100

Learn more about chemical composition.

Now it's the mechanical properties turn:

Yield Strength

30 ksi (207 MPa) min.

Learn more about what is yield strength.

Tensile Strength

48 ksi (331 MPa) min.

Learn more about what is tensile strength.

Elongation (min.) 50 mm


Learn more about what is elongation.

Reduction of Area (min. %)

Not Required.

Learn more about reduction of area.


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 A587 currently ranks 102 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 101 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.

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Other References

A 53 Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped,⁣
Zinc-Coated Welded and Seamless⁣
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 751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for⁣
Chemical Analysis of Steel Products⁣
E 213 Practice for Ultrasonic Inspection of Metal Pipe and⁣
E 273 Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Longitudinal⁣
Welded Pipe and Tubing⁣
E 309 Practice for Eddy-Current Examination of Steel⁣
Tubular Products Using Magnetic Saturation⁣


Who is Gelson Luz anyway?

Gelson Luz is a Mechanical Engineer, expert in welding and passionate about materials. Search for "Gelson Luz" in your favorite browser to learn more.

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