What Are Some Common Specifications for Steel Pipes?


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Common specifications for steel pipe include inner diameter, outer diameter, wall thickness, weight in pounds per linear foot and threads per inch of screw. These specification help standardize steel pipe use in any application, regardless of the quantity of steel pipe used in any given project.

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Different grades of steel pipe are designated by unique alpha-numeric sequences. Each designation has a different specifications to meet the minimum requirements. For example, 1-inch steel pipe with the designation ASTM A53, a common steel pipe for steam, water, gas and other delivery applications, requires an internal diameter of 1.05 inches, a nominal wall thickness of 0.13 inches and should weigh 1.68 pounds per linear foot.

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