ASTM A178 is a specification encompassing standards for electric resistance welded tubes, commonly known as ERW SA178 Boiler Tubes. These tubes, specifically the ASTM SA178a Boiler Tubes, are manufactured with a minimum wall thickness using carbon steel alloys and carbon-manganese steel. The primary purpose of these tubes is for use in boiler flues, boiler tubes, superheater flues, and safe ends.

Key Features of SA178 Grade A Tubes:

  • Material Composition: The ASTM SA178 Grade A Electric-Resistance Welded Carbon Steel Boiler Tubes are crafted from low carbon steel, offering exceptional ductility and toughness properties.
  • Machinable and Weldable: Despite its softness, the SA178a Tube Material is highly machinable and weldable, providing versatility in various applications.
  • Cost-Effective Solution: Clients prefer Carbon Steel ASTM A178 Tubing for its cost-effectiveness, making it an economical piping solution.

All grades of ASTM-specified SA178 Boiler Tubes undergo a crucial heat treatment after welding. Following this, the SA 178 Gr A ERW Boiler Tubes are carefully cooled. Grade D and SA178c Carbon-Manganese Steel Boiler Tubes must adhere to strict requirements related to tensile properties, including tensile strength, yield strength, and elongation properties.

Chemical Requirements and Testing:

  • Chemical Conformity: All four grades (a, b, c, and d) of the SA178 Boiler Tube must conform to the chemical requirements specified in the ASTM A178 standard.
  • Testing Procedures: Each grade of ASTM A178 material undergoes a series of tests, including flange, flattening, tension, reverse flattening, and hydrostatic or non-destructive electric tests.

SA178 Tubing Sizes and Thicknesses:

  • Diameter Range: SA178 tubing sizes typically range from 1⁄2 to 5 inches [12.7 to 127 mm] in outside diameter. This versatility allows for adaptability to a variety of boiler systems.
  • Wall Thickness: The specified wall thickness falls within the range of 0.035 to 0.360 inches [0.9 to 9.1 mm], inclusive, ensuring a balance between structural integrity and thermal efficiency.

Every tube manufactured under the ASTM A178 Standard undergoes rigorous quality checks, adhering to the highest industry standards. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond meeting minimum requirements – we strive to deliver products that exceed expectations.

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SA178 Tube Specifications

SA178 & A178 Pipe & Tubes Size 4 Inch to 26 Inch, Customised Size Available
Heat Exchanger Tubes, BOILER TUBES & Condenser Tubes Grades SA178 & A178 Tubes, A178 & ASME SA178 Grade A Tubes, ASME SA178 & ASTM A178 Grade B Tube, A178 & SA178 Grade C TUbe & SA178 & A178 Grade D Tubes, A178M Tubes & A178 Grade E Tube
Type Welded & ERW SA178 & A178 Pipe & Tubes, Fabricated & CDW A178 & SA178 Tubes
Length Double Random & Required Length, Single Random, & Custom Size Available
Shape/Form Round Pipe & Tubes, Coiled Tubes, Sa178 Grade A Boiler Tubing Specification Shape Pipe & Tubes, Rectangular Tubes,Hydraulic Tubes.
Pipe & Tubes End Plain End, Bevelled End, Threaded Protected With Plastic Caps
Coating Of A178 Tubes & SA178 Tubes Anti-Corrosion Oil, Galvanised Finish, Black Painting, Finish as per Customer  Requirements
Origin Indian Origin, Japanese Origin, US Origin, Ukraine Origin, Russian Origin, Korean Origin, European Origin,

SA178/ SA178a Tubes Chemical Composition

  Grade A Low-Carbon Grade C Medium-Carbon Steel Grade D Carbon-Manganese Steel
Carbon 0.06-0.18 0.35 max 0.27 max
Manganese 0.27-0.63 0.80 max 1.00-1.50
Phosphorus, max 0.035 0.035 0.030
Sulphur, max 0.04 0.035 0.015

SA178 Boiler Tube Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength: Yield: Elongation in 2in. or 50mm, min. %: Max. Hardness Rockwell B:
ksi: 47 ksi: 26 35 77
MPa: 324 MPa: 179

Tensile Requirements for ASTM A178 Pipe Grade C

Grade Tensile Point (Mpa) Yield Point (Mpa) Elongation (%) in 2 in. or 50mm
Grade C 255 415 30
Grade D 275 485 30

Types Of Sa178a Material

ASME SA 178 Tubes ASTM A 178 Tubes
ASME SA178 Cold Drawn Tubes Cold Drawn ASTM A178 Tubes
ASME SA178 & A178 Welded Tubes A-178 & SA178 Welded Cold Drawn Carbon Steel Tubes
IBR Approved Heat Exchanger A178 Tubes Carbon Steel A178 Boiler Tubes
ASTM A178 & ASME SA178 LSAW ERW ASTM A178 & ASME SA178 Boiler Tube
A178 & SA178 Grade A Boiler Tubing A178 & SA178 Grade A Heat Exchanger Tubes
SA178 & A178 Grade C Condenser Tube ASTM A178 Carbon Steel Welded Tubes
SA-178 & A-178 Grade D Pipe A178 Carbon Steel Galvanised Pipe & Tubes
ASTM A178 Cold Drawn Welded Pipe & Tubes A178 Grade A & Grade C Carbon Steel ERW Pipe & Tubes
ASTM A178 Grade A Tube & ASME SA178 Grade A Tubes ASME SA178 & ASTM A178 Grade C Tubes
ASTM A178 Grade D Boiler Tubes & ASME SA178 Grade D Tubes ASME SA178 & ASTM A178 Welded Tubing
ASTM A178 & ASME SA178 Grade E Boiler Pipe & Tubes ASTM A178M Pipe & Tubes
Tubo ASTM A178 Tubo ASTM A178 Gr A
ASTM A178 Seamless Pipe ASTM A178 Welded Pipe
A178 Tubing A178 Steel Pipe
ASTM A178 Boiler Tube Norma ASTM A178 Pipe
Carbon Steel ASTM A 178 Pipe Sa 178 Gr A Pipe
Sa178 Grade A Boiler Tubing Sa178 Grade C Pipe
Sa178 Steel Pipe Sa178a Material Pipe
Sa178a Boiler Tube ASTM A178 Pipe Grade C Pipe
ASTM A178 Pipe Grade A Pipe ASTM A178 Pipe Gr B Pipe

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