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ASTM A234 Pipe Fittings Full Knowledge

1. What's ASTM A234

ASTM A234 is standard specification for wrought carbon steel & alloy steel pipe fittings which covers seamless and welded types.

They are available in latest revision of ASME B16.9, B16.11, MSS-SP-79, MSS-SP-83, MSS-SP-95, and MSS-SP-97. Also widely used in pressure piping and in pressure vessel fabrication for service at moderate and elevated temperatures. The grades are ASTM A234 WPB, WPC, WP5, WP9, WP91, WP11, WP12 and WP22.

2. What's WPB

W = WELDABLE / wrought

P = RELATED TO P NUMBER OF ALLOY MATERIAL

B = REFER TO MINIMUM YIELD OF MATERIAL

3. ASTM A234 WPB Pipe Fittings Process Procedure


Heat Treatment

Hot-formed A234 WPB and WPC pipe fittings finished at temperature in excess of 1800°F[980°C] shall be subsequently annealed, normalized, or normalized and tempered.
The A234 WPB butt-welding pipe fittings include elbow, bend, tee, reducer, end cap, cross, lap joint stub end and nipple.

Manufacturing


ASTM A234 carbon steel pipe fittings may be made from seamless pipes, welded pipes or plates by shaping operations of pressing, piercing, extruding, bending, fusion welding, machining, or by a combination of two or more these operations. All welds including welds in tubular products from which fittings are made shall be made in accordance with ASME Section IX. Post-weld heat treatment at 1100 to 1250°F[595 to 675°C] and radiographic examination shall be performed after the welding process.
4. ASTM A234 Properties
Chemical Properties

Mechanical Properties