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1. Scope
1.1 This specification covers a group of requirements which, with the exceptions of Section 5.3, Section 13, Section 20, and Section 21, are mandatory requirements to the ASTM pipe product specifications noted below unless the product specification specifies different requirements, in which case the requirement of the product specification shall prevail.
1.2 Sections 5.3 or 20 are mandatory if the product specification has a requirement for product analysis or flattening tests.
1.3 Section 21 is mandatory if the product specification has a hydrostatic test requirement without defining the test parameters.
1.4 Section 13 is for information only.
1.5 In case of conflict between a requirement of the product specification and a requirement of this general requirement specification, only the requirement of the product specification need be satisfied.

Title of Specification ASTM
Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service A 106
Metal-Arc-Welded Steel Pipe for Use With High-Pressure Transmission Systems A 381
Centrifugally Cast Ferritic Alloy Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service A 426
Centrifugally Cast Austenitic Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service A 451
Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower Temperatures A 524
Centrifugally Cast Iron-Chromium-Nickel High-AlloyTubing for Pressure Application at High Temperatures A 608
Centrifugally Cast Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service A 660
Electric-Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower Temperatures A 671
Electric-Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for High-Pressure Service at Moderate Temperatures A 672
Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe, Electric-Fusion-Welded for High-Pressure Service at High Temperatures A 691
Centrifugally Cast Ferritic/Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipe for Corrosive Environments A 872

1.6 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification. The inch-pound units shall apply unless the "M" designation (SI) of the product specification is specified in the order.
Note 1.. The dimensionless designator NPS (nominal pipe size) has been substituted in this standard for such traditional terms as "nominal diameter", "size", and "nominal size".

2. Referenced Documents
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A450/A450M Specification for General Requirements for Carbon, Ferritic Alloy, and Austenitic Alloy Steel Tubes
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Domestic Shipment
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
A941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys
D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
MIL-STD-163 Steel Mill Products Preparation for Shipment and Storage
MIL-STD-271 Nondestructive Testing Requirements for Metals
MIL-STD-792 Identification Marking Requirements for Special Purpose Components
B36.10 Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe
B36.19 Stainless Steel Pipe
Fed. Std. No. 183 Continuous Identification Marking of Iron and Steel Products
SSPC-SP6 Surface Preparation Specification No. 6 Commercial Blast Cleaning

Reference.. ASTM International

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