ASTM A 1005 A 1005M-00 specifies requirements for for general applications.
Standard Specification for
Steel Line Pipe, Black, Plain End, Longitudinal and Helical
Seam, Double Submerged-Arc Welded 1
This standard is issued under the fixed designation A 1005/A 1005M; the number immediately following the designation indicates the
year of original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last
reapproval. A superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.
e 1 N OTE —Editorial corrections were applied throughout August 2000.
1.1 This specification covers double submerged-arc welded,
black, plain end steel pipe for use in the conveyance of fluids
under pressure. Pipe in sizes NPS 16 and larger, as given in
ASME B36.10, are included; pipe having other dimensions, in
this size range, are permitted, provided such pipe complies
with all other requirements of this specification.
1.2 It is intended that pipe be capable of being welded in the
field when welding procedures in accordance with the require-
ments of the applicable pipeline construction code are used.
1.3 The values stated in either inch-pound units or in SI
units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values in
each system are not exact equivalents, therefore, each system is
to be used independently of the other, without combining
values in any way.
1.4 The following precautionary statement pertains to the
test method portion, Section 14 of this specification: This
standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns,
if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user
of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health
practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limita-
tions prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents
2.1 ASTM Standards:
A 370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing
of Steel Products 2
A 450/A 450M Specification for General Requirements for
Carbon, Ferritic Alloy, and Austenitic Alloy Steel Tubes 2
A 530/A 530M Specification for General Requirements for
Specialized Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe 2
A 751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for
Chemical Analysis of Steel Products 3
A 941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Re-
lated Alloys, and Ferroalloys 2
2.2 ASME Standards:
ASME B36.10 Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe 4
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII,
Unfired Pressure Vessels 4
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX, Weld-
ing and Brazing Qualifications 4
2.3 API Publications:
API RP 5L3 Recommended Practice for Conducting Drop-
Weight Tear Tests on Line Pipe 5
API Standard 1104 Welding of Pipelines and Related Fa-
3.1 Definitions of Terms Specific to This Standard:
3.1.1 double submerged-arc welding, n—a welding process
that produces coalescence of metals by heating them with an
arc of arcs between a bare metal electrode or electrodes and the
work pieces, using at least one pass from the inside and at least
one pass from the outside to make the longitudinal, helical, and
skelp end weld seams, whichever are applicable, the arc or arcs
and the molten metal are shielded by a blanket of granular,
fusible material on the work pieces.
3.1.2 jointer, n—not more than three lengths of pipe cir-
cumferentially welded together to produce a single length that
complies with the length provisions of this specification.
3.1.3 skelp, n—the flat rolled product intended to be formed
3.1.4 skelp end, n—the weld joining the ends of two lengths
3.1.5 specified outside diameter, n—the outside diameter
shown in B36.10M or that stated on the order.
3.1.6 test lot, n—a quantity of pipe of the same ordered
diameter, heat, and wall thickness.
3.2 Definitions: For definitions of other terms used in this
specification, refer to Terminology A 941.
1 This specification is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee A01 on Steel,
Stainless Steel and Related Alloys and is the direct responsibility of Subcommittee
A01.09 on Carbon Steel Tubular Products.
Current edition approved Jan. 10, 2000. Published May 2000.
2 Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol 01.01.
3 Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol 01.02.
4 Available from American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Three Park
Avenue, New York, NY 10016-5990.
5 Available from American Petroleum Institute, 1220 L Street, N.W., Washing-
ton, DC 20005-4070.