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ASTM A106 Seamless Pipe

ASTM A106 Seamless Pipe

The ASTM A106 specification covers seamless carbon steel pipes for high pressure and high-temperature applications (up to 750 degrees F). A106 pipes are available in three material grades, A, B, and C. 

 

ASTM A106/SA106 pipes are available in size range from 1/2 to 28 inches, and in pipe schedules from 10 to 160 (as per the ASME B36.10 specification). These pipes are available in single random length (17′ – 24′) and in double random length (36′ – 44′).

 

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION ASTM A106 – ASME SA106 PIPE

ASTM A106 pipes are manufactured in grades A, B, and C. NPS 1-1/2″ and below are available in the hot finished or by cold-drawn type. Pipes of NPS 2 inch and above are generally are hot rolled. ASTM A106 pipes are produced out of killed steel.

The chemical composition of the three grades of ASTM A106 is shown in the following table:

ASTM A106 – ASME SA106 seamless carbon steel pipe – chemical composition, %
Element C
max
Mn P
max
S
max
Si
min
Cr
max (3)
Cu
max (3)
Mo
max (3)
Ni
max (3)
V
max (3)
ASTM A106 Grade A 0.25 (1) 0.27-0.93 0.035 0.035 0.10 0.40 0.40 0.15 0.40 0.08
ASTM A106 Grade B 0.30 (2) 0.29-1.06 0.035 0.035 0.10 0.40 0.40 0.15 0.40 0.08
ASTM A106 Grade C 0.35 (2) 0.29-1.06 0.035 0.035 0.10 0.40 0.40 0.15 0.40 0.08

 

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A106 pipes specification

 

TOLERANCE ASTM A106 PIPE

The manufacturing tolerances of ASTM A106 pipes are shown in the table below. To summarize:

  • Diameter: see table
  • Wall thickness: the minimum WT of the pipe shall not be, at any point, below the nominal pipe size minus 12.5%
  • Weight: the allowed tolerance in weight shall be within -3.5% and +10% vs. specification. The weight test can be executed on lots for smaller nominal pipe sized (below 4 inches) but must be executed pipe by pipe for higher diameters (6 inch and above).
ASTM A106 Grade B Over Under
in. mm in. mm
1/8 to 1-1/2 [6 to 40], incl 1/64 (0.015) 0.4 1/64 (0.015) 0.4
Over 1-1/2 to 4 [40 to 100], incl 1/32 (0.031) 0.8 1/32 (0.031) 0.8
Over 4 to 8 [100 to 200], incl 1/16 (0.062) 1.6 1/32 (0.031) 0.8
Over 8 to 18 [200 to 450], incl 3/32 (0.093) 2.4 1/32 (0.031) 0.8
Over 18 to 26 [450 to 650], incl 1/8 (0.125) 3.2 1/32 (0.031) 0.8
Over 26 to 34 [650 to 859], incl 5/32 (0.156) 4.0 1/32 (0.031) 0.8
Over 34 to 48 [850 to 1200], incl 3/16 (0.187) 4.8 1/32 (0.031) 0.8

 

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES ASTM A106 PIPE

YIELD AND TENSILE STRENGHT ASTM A106

ASTM A106 pipe ASTM A106 Grade A ASTM A106 Grade B ASTM A106 Grade C
Tensile Strength, min., psi 48,000 60,000 70,000
Yield Strength, min., psi 30,000 35,000 40,000

 

TESTING REQUIREMENTS ASTM A106 PIPE

NPS   On One Length from Each Lot of
Tensile 5 and smaller <= 400
6 and larger <= 200
Bending 2 and smaller <= 400
Flattening 2 through 5 <= 400
6 and over <= 200

 

 

THE HYDROSTATIC TEST

The hydro test shall apply a pressure equal to 60% of the minimum yield strength for at least 5 seconds at atmospheric conditions. The maximum pressure shall not exceed 2500 psi for pipes up to 3 inches, and 2800 for larger sizes. If additional, non-standard, tests are executed, the pipe shall bear an “S” mark on each length or pipe bundle.

 

MARKING REQUIREMENTS ASTM A106 PIPE

Each length of pipe (or bundle for smaller diameters) shall have the following markings applied:

  • Manufacturer name
  • ASTM A106 Grade B (or A, C)
  • Diameter and ANSI schedule (from 10 to 160 and XXS)
  • Pipe length
  • Heat number
  • Hydrostatic test pressure or NDE
  • Weight/foot

 

ASTM A106 PIPE MANUFACTURERS

Pipe Mill Country
Siderca Argentina
Voest Alpine Austria
Heng Yeng China
Jiangu Chengde Steel Tube China
Lubao Steel China
Suzhou Seamless China
YYC China
Chomutov Czech Republic
Mittal Steel Czech Republic Romania
Vallourec Europe
V&M Germany
Tenaris Italy
NKK / Tenaris Japan
Tenaris Tamsa Mexico
Huta Batory Poland
Arcelor Mittal Romania
Volzhsky Russia
Productos Tubulares Spain
Tubos Reunidos Spain
Niko Tube Ukraine
Sharon Tube USA
US Steel USA
Vallourec Star USA

 

We recommend purchasing the ASTM A106 specification from the ASTM website or the IHS store to get a complete understanding of this topic.

 

ASTM A106 PIPE PRICES

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