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  • BS 1387(1985) : 1985

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    SPECIFICATION FOR SCREWED AND SOCKETED STEEL TUBES AND TUBULARS AND FOR PLAIN END STEEL TUBES SUITABLE FOR WELDING OR FOR SCREWING TO BS 21 PIPE THREADS

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  01-06-2006

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1985

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    Committees responsible
    Specification
    Section one. General
    1.1 Scope
    1.2 Definitions
    1.3 Designations
    1.4 Information to be supplied by the purchaser in the
         enquiry or order
    Section two. Tubes and sockets
    2.1 Manufacture
    2.2 Mechanical properties
    2.3 Appearance and soundness
    2.4 Joints
    2.5 Dimensions and tolerances
    Section three. Testing
    3.1 Visual inspection
    3.2 Tensile test
    3.3 Bend test (whole tube)
    3.4 Flattening test
    3.5 Leak tightness test
    3.6 Bore test (hot-dip zinc coated tubes only)
    3.7 Manufacturer's certificate
    Section four. Protection
    4.1 General
    4.2 Varnish
    4.3 Hot-dip zinc coating
    4.4 Threads
    Section five. Tubulars
    5.1 General
    5.2 Sockets
    5.3 Pieces
    5.4 Nipples
    5.5 Longscrews
    5.6 Bends and springs
    5.7 Return bends
    5.8 Protection
    Section six. Marking
    6.1 Tubes and tubulars
    Appendices
    A Information to be supplied by the purchaser in the
         enquiry or order
    B Eddy current testing of tubes as an alternative to
         the hydraulic leak tightness test
    C Method for testing the zinc coating on hot-dip zinc
         coated tubes and tubulars (copper sulphate test)
    Tables
    1 Chemical composition and mechanical properties at
         room temperature
    2 Rod diameters
    3 Dimensions of steel tubes: light
    4 Dimensions of steel tubes: medium
    5 Dimensions of steel tubes: heavy
    6 Sockets
    7 Pieces
    8 Running nipples, close taper nipples and barrel
         nipples
    9 Longscrews
    10 Bends and springs
    11 Return bends
    12 Drill diameters
    13 Length immersed and volume of test solution
    Figures
    1 Socket
    2 Piece
    3 Nipples
    4 Single longscrew
    5 Double longscrew
    6 Bends and springs
    7 Return bend

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    Lays down requirements for screwed and socketed steel tubes and tubulars and for plain end steel tubes for welding or for screwing pipe threads. Applicable to tubes of size DN 8 to DN 150 in three series of thickness, designated light, medium and heavy. Covers mechanical properties, appearance and soundness, visual inspection, hot-dip zinc coating, longscrews, bends and springs, return bends and more.

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    Committee ISE/8
    Development Note Supersedes DEFSTAN 47-4/1(1985) (08/2003) Supersedes BS 1387(1967), 84/72359 DC and 87/72085 DC. (06/2004)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    BS 8450(2006) : 2006 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR INSTALLATION OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT IN SHIPS
    BS 3376(1994) : 1994 SPECIFICATION FOR OPEN FIRES BURNING SOLID MINERAL FUELS WITH CONVECTION, WITH OR WITHOUT BOILERS
    BS 7818(1995) : 1995 SPECIFICATION FOR PEDESTRIAN RESTRAINT SYSTEMS IN METAL
    BS 4508-1(1986) : 1986 THERMALLY INSULATED UNDERGROUND PIPELINES - SPECIFICATION FOR STEEL CASED SYSTEMS WITH AIR GAP
    BS 3970-1(1990) : 1990 STERILIZING AND DISINFECTING EQUIPMENT FOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS - SPECIFICATION FOR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    BS 5292(1980) : 1980 SPECIFICATION FOR JOINTING MATERIALS AND COMPOUNDS FOR INSTALLATIONS USING WATER LOW PRESSURE STEAM OR 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD FAMILY
    BS 1892-2.6(1986) : 1986 GYMNASIUM EQUIPMENT - PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS - SPECIFICATION FOR BOXING RINGS
    BS 799-2(1991) : 1991 OIL BURNING EQUIPMENT - SPECIFICATION FOR VAPORIZING BURNERS
    BS 855(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR WELDED STEEL BOILERS FOR CENTRAL HEATING AND INDIRECT HOT WATER SUPPLY (RATED OUTPUT 44 KW TO 3 MW)
    BS 6400(1997) : 1997 SPECIFICATION FOR INSTALLATION OF DOMESTIC SIZED GAS METERS (2ND AND 3RD FAMILY GASES)
    BS 806(1993) : 1993 SPECIFICATION FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FERROUS PIPING INSTALLATIONS FOR AND IN CONNECTION WITH LAND BOILERS
    BS 6448(1995) : 1995 SPECIFICATION FOR GAS APPLIANCE GOVERNORS OF DN GREATER THAN 50 AND FOR INLET PRESSURES UP TO 200 MBAR
    BS 779(1989) : 1989 SPECIFICATION FOR CAST IRON BOILERS FOR CENTRAL HEATING AND INDIRECT HOT WATER SUPPLY (RATED OUTPUT 44 kW AND ABOVE)
    BS 6362(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR STAINLESS STEEL TUBES SUITABLE FOR SCREWING IN ACCORDANCE WITH BS 21 'PIPE THREADS FOR TUBES AND FITTINGS WHERE PRESSURE-TIGHT JOINTS ARE MADE ON THE THREADS'
    DIN EN 15001-1:2011-02 Gas infrastructure - Gas installation pipework with an operating pressure greater than 0,5 bar for industrial installations and greater than 5 bar for industrial and non-industrial installations - Part 1: Detailed functional requirements for design, materials, construction, inspection and testing
    BS 1813(1974) : 1974 SPECIFICATION FOR DIMENSIONS OF CONDUIT DIES, DIESTOCKS AND GUIDES
    BS 5306-5.2(1984) : 1984 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS & EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - HALON SYSTEMS - HALON 1211 TOTAL FLOODING SYSTEMS
    BS 3868(1995) : 1995 SPECIFICATION FOR PREFABRICATED DRAINAGE STACK UNITS IN GALVANIZED STEEL
    BS CP2010-2(1970) : 1970 PIPELINES - PART 2: DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF STEEL PIPELINES IN LAND
    BS 6896(1991) : 1991 SPECIFICATION FOR INSTALLATION OF GAS-FIRED OVERHEAD RADIANT HEATERS FOR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL HEATING (2ND AND 3RD FAMILY GASES)
    BS 8000-15(1990) : 1990 WORKMANSHIP ON BUILDING SITES - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR HOT AND COLD WATER SERVICES (DOMESTIC SCALE)
    BS 5502-25(1991) : 1991 BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES FOR AGRICULTURE - PART 25: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF SERVICES AND FACILITIES
    BS 7838(1996) : 1996 SPECIFICATION FOR CORRUGATED STAINLESS STEEL SEMI-RIGID PIPE AND ASSOCIATED FITTINGS FOR LOW-PRESSURE GAS PIPEWORK OF UP TO DN 50
    BS 3445-1(1992) : 1992 AGRICULTURAL WATER TROUGHS AND WATER FITTINGS - SPECIFICATION FOR WATER TROUGH BODIES, SERVICE BOXES AND WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS
    BS 1564(1975) : 1975 SPECIFICATION FOR PRESSED STEEL SECTIONAL RECTANGULAR TANKS
    BS 7350(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR DOUBLE REGULATING GLOBE VALVES AND FLOW MEASUREMENT DEVICES FOR HEATING AND CHILLED WATER SYSTEMS
    I.S. 327-3:1987 DOMESTIC INSTALLATIONS USING LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES
    I.S. 327-4:1987 DOMESTIC INSTALLATIONS USING LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES
    BS 6779-1(1998) : 1998 HIGHWAY PARAPETS FOR BRIDGES AND OTHER STRUCTURES - PART 1: SPECIFICATION FOR VEHICLE CONTAINMENT PARAPETS OF METAL CONSTRUCTION
    BS EN 15001-1:2009 (published 2009-10) Gas infrastructure. Gas installation pipework with an operating pressure greater than 0,5 bar for industrial installations and greater than 5 bar for industrial and non-industrial installations Detailed functional requirements for design, materials, construction, inspection and testing
    BS 5306-5.1(1992) : 1992 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - HALON SYSTEMS - SPECIFICATION FOR HALON 1301 TOTAL FLOODING SYSTEMS
    BS 7572(1992) : 1992 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THERMALLY INSULATED UNDERGROUND PIPING SYSTEMS
    BS 5306-1(2006) : 2006 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - PART 1: HOSE REELS AND FOAM INLETS
    11/30229801 DC : 0 BS 6644 - SPECIFICATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF GAS-FIRED HOT WATER BOILERS OF RATED INPUTS BETWEEN 70 KW (NET) AND 1.8 MW (NET) (2ND AND 3RD FAMILY GASES)
    BS 21(1985) : 1985 SPECIFICATION FOR PIPE THREADS FOR TUBES AND FITTINGS WHERE PRESSURE-TIGHT JOINTS ARE MADE ON THE THREADS (METRIC DIMENSIONS)
    BS 4092-1(1996) : 1996 SPECIFICATION FOR DOMESTIC FRONT ENTRANCE GATES - SPECIFICATION FOR METAL GATES
    BS 4433-1(1994) : 1994 DOMESTIC SOLID MINERAL FUEL FIRED BOILERS WITH RATED OUTPUT UP TO 45 KW - DOMESTIC SOLID MINERAL FUEL FIRED BOILERS WITH RATED OUTPUT UP TO 45 KW - SPECIFICATION FOR BOILERS WITH UNDER GRATE ASH REMOVAL
    BS 1722-8(1997) : 1997 FENCES - SPECIFICATION FOR MILD STEEL (LOW CARBON STEEL) CONTINUOUS BAR FENCES AND HURDLES
    BS 6700(1997) : 1997 SPECIFICATION FOR DESIGN, INSTALLATION, TESTING AND MAINTENANCE OF SERVICES SUPPLYING WATER FOR DOMESTIC USE WITHIN BUILDINGS AND THEIR CARTILAGES
    BS 4814(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR EXPANSION VESSELS USING AN INTERNAL DIAPHRAGM, FOR SEALED HOT WATER HEATING SYSTEMS
    BS 4433-2(1994) : 1994 DOMESTIC SOLID MINERAL FUEL FIRED BOILERS WITH RATED OUTPUT UP TO 45 KW - SPECIFICATION FOR GRAVITY FEED BOILERS DESIGNED TO BURN SMALL ANTHRACITE
    BS 799-3(1981) : 1981 SPECIFICATION FOR OIL BURNING EQUIPMENT - PART 3: AUTOMATIC AND SEMI-AUTOMATIC ATOMIZING BURNERS UP TO 36 LITRES PER HOUR
    BS 5306-2(1990) : 1990 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - SPECIFICATION FOR SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
    BS 5482-1(2005) : 2005 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DOMESTIC BUTANE- AND PROPANE-GAS-BURNING INSTALLATIONS - PART 1: INSTALLATIONS AT PERMANENT DWELLINGS, RESIDENTIAL PARK HOMES AND COMMERCIAL PREMISES, WITH INSTALLATION PIPEWORK SIZES NOT EXCEEDING DN 25 FOR STEEL AND DN 28 FOR CORRUGATED STAINLESS STEEL OR COPPER
    BS MA75-1(1985) : 1985 SPECIFICATION FOR BULKHEAD PIECES AND TANK PADS - BULKHEAD PIECES OF FABRICATED STEEL OR COPPER ALLOY AND STEEL PAD PIECES
    BS 2971(1991) : 1991 SPECIFICATION FOR CLASS 2 ARC WELDING OF CARBON STEEL PIPEWORK FOR CARRYING FLUIDS
    BS 5306-7(1988) : 1988 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - SPECIFICATION FOR POWDER SYSTEMS
    I.S. 327:1990 DOMESTIC INSTALLATIONS USING LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES
    BS 5885-1(1988) : 1988 AUTOMATIC GAS BURNERS - SPECIFICATION FOR BURNERS WITH INPUT RATING 60 KW AND ABOVE
    BS 5306-1(1976) : 1976 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - HYDRANT SYSTEMS HOSE REELS AND FOAM INLETS
    BS 5885-2(1987) : 1987 AUTOMATIC GAS BURNERS - SPECIFICATION FOR PACKAGED BURNERS WITH INPUT RATING 7.5 KW UP TO BUT EXCLUDING 60 KW
    BS MA49(1986) : 1986 SUMMARY AND APPLICATION OF CARBON STEEL TUBES FOR MARINE PIPEWORK SYSTEMS
    BS 5482-2(1977) : 1977 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DOMESTIC BUTANE AND PROPANE GAS BURNING INSTALLATION - INSTALLATIONS IN CARAVANS AND NON PERMANENT DWELLINGS
    BS 6144(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR EXPANSION VESSELS USING AN INTERNAL DIAPHRAGM, FOR UNVENTED HOT WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS
    BS 5306-6.2(1989) : 1989 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - FOAM SYSTEMS - SPECIFICATION FOR MEDIUM AND HIGH EXPANSION FOAM SYSTEMS
    BS 3377(1985) : 1985 SPECIFICATION FOR BOILERS FOR USE WITH DOMESTIC SOLID MINERAL FUEL APPLIANCES
    BS 5386-3(1980) : 1980 SPECIFICATION FOR GAS BURNING APPLIANCES - PART 3: DOMESTIC COOKING APPLIANCES BURNING GAS
    BS 799-4(1991) : 1991 OIL BURNING EQUIPMENT - SPECIFICATION FOR ATOMIZING BURNERS (OTHER THAN MONOBLOC TYPE) TOGETHER WITH ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT FOR SINGLE BURNER AND MULTI BURNER INSTALLATIONS
    BS 5422(2001) : 2001 METHOD FOR SPECIFYING THERMAL INSULATING MATERIALS FOR PIPES, TANKS, VESSELS, DUCTWORK AND EQUIPMENT OPERATING WITHIN THE TEMPERATURE RANGE -40 DEGREE C TO +700 DEGREE C
    BS 5169(1992) : 1992 SPECIFICATION FOR FUSION WELDED STEEL AIR RECEIVERS
    BS 5449(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR FORCED CIRCULATION HOT WATER CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEMS FOR DOMESTIC PREMISES
    BS PAS 33(1999) : 1999 SPECIFICATION FOR THE DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING OF GAS FIRED CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEMS IN DOMESTIC PREMISES
    03/310868 DC : DRAFT JUNE 2003 BS 6644 - SPECIFICATION FOR INSTALLATION OF GAS-FIRED HOT WATER BOILERS OF RATED INPUTS BETWEEN 70KW (NET) AND 2MW (GROSS) (2ND AND 3RD FAMILY GASES)
    BS 6891(1998) : 1998 SPECIFICATION FOR INSTALLATION OF LOW PRESSURE GAS PIPEWORK OF UP TO 28 MM (R1) IN DOMESTIC PREMISES (2ND FAMILY GAS)
    BS 1894(1992) : 1992 SPECIFICATION FOR DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF ELECTRIC BOILERS OF WELDED CONSTRUCTION
    05/30116741 DC : DRAFT JUNE 2005 BS 6891 - INSTALLATION OF LOW PRESSURE GAS PIPEWORK OF UP TO 35 MM (R1$9D) IN DOMESTIC PREMISES (2ND FAMILY GAS) - SPECIFICATION
    BS 490-11.2(1991) : 1991 CONVEYOR AND ELEVATOR BELTING - METHODS OF TEST FOR SAFETY - LOW ENERGY AND HIGH ENERGY PROPANE GALLERY TESTS
    BS 2790(1992) : 1992 SPECIFICATION FOR DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF SHELL BOILERS OF WELDED CONSTRUCTION
    I.S. 327-1:1987 DOMESTIC INSTALLATIONS USING LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES
    BS 6956-5(1992) : 1992 JOINTING MATERIALS AND COMPOUNDS - SPECIFICATION FOR JOINTING COMPOUNDS FOR USE WITH WATER, LOW PRESSURE SATURATED STEAM, 1ST FAMILY GASES (EXCLUDING COAL GAS) AND 2ND FAMILY GASES
    BS 6644(2005) : 2005 SPECIFICATION FOR INSTALLATION OF GAS-FIRED HOT WATER BOILERS OF RATED INPUTS BETWEEN 70 KW (NET) AND 1.8 MW (NET) (2ND AND 3RD FAMILY GASES)
    BS 6891(2005) : 2005 INSTALLATION OF LOW PRESSURE GAS PIPEWORK OF UP TO 35 MM (R1[1/4]) IN DOMESTIC PREMISES (2ND FAMILY GAS) - SPECIFICATION
    BS 534(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR STEEL PIPES, JOINTS AND SPECIALS FOR WATER AND SEWAGE
    I.S. ICP 3:1989 DOMESTIC INSTALLATIONS FOR MANUFACTURED AND NATURAL GAS
    I.S. 265:2000 INSTALLATION OF GAS SERVICE PIPES - PARTS 1 AND 2 (FOURTH EDITION) (INCLUDING AMENDMENT NO. 1)
    BS 3142-2(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR MANUFACTURED SOLID SMOKELESS FUELS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE - COKES FOR DOMESTIC OPENABLE AND CLOSED APPLIANCES AND OPEN FIRES WITH FAN-ASSISTED PRIMARY AIR
    BS 4834(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR INSET OPEN FIRES WITHOUT CONVECTION WITH OR WITHOUT BOILERS, BURNING SOLID MINERAL FUELS
    BS 2594(1975) : 1975 SPECIFICATION FOR CARBON STEEL WELDED HORIZONTAL CYLINDRICAL STORAGE TANKS
    06/30139515 DC : DRAFT MAY 2006 BS 1722-14 - FENCES - PART 14: SPECIFICATION FOR OPEN MESH STEEL PANEL FENCES
    I.S. EN 15001-1:2009 GAS INFRASTRUCTURE - GAS INSTALLATION PIPEWORK WITH AN OPERATING PRESSURE GREATER THAN 0,5 BAR FOR INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONS AND GREATER THAN 5 BAR FOR INDUSTRIAL AND NON-INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 1: DETAILED FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DESIGN, MATERIALS, CONSTRUCTION, INSPECTION AND TESTING
    I.S. 265-1:1994 INSTALLATION OF GAS SERVICE PIPES
    UNE-EN 15001-1:2010 Gas Infrastructure - Gas installation pipework with an operating pressure greater than 0,5 bar for industrial installations and greater than 5 bar for industrial and non-industrial installations - Part 1: Detailed functional requirements for design, materials, construction, inspection and testing
    BS DD251(2000) : 2000 SPRINKLER SYSTEMS FOR RESIDENTIAL AND DOMESTIC OCCUPANCIES - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS EN 88 : 1991 PRESSURE GOVERNORS FOR GAS APPLIANCES FOR INLET PRESSURE UP TO 200 MBAR
    I.S. 742-1:1986 DOMESTIC SOLID-FUELLED HEATING APPLIANCES - PART 1: SAFETY
    BS 5422:2001 Method for specifying thermal insulating materials for pipes, tanks, vessels, ductwork and equipment operating within the temperature range -40C to +700C
    BS 21:1985 SPECIFICATION FOR PIPE THREADS FOR TUBES AND FITTINGS WHERE PRESSURE-TIGHT JOINTS ARE MADE ON THE THREADS (METRIC DIMENSIONS)
    NZS 4541:2013 AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
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    BS 534:1990 SPECIFICATION FOR STEEL PIPES, JOINTS AND SPECIALS FOR WATER AND SEWAGE

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    BS 21(1985) : 1985 SPECIFICATION FOR PIPE THREADS FOR TUBES AND FITTINGS WHERE PRESSURE-TIGHT JOINTS ARE MADE ON THE THREADS (METRIC DIMENSIONS)
    BS 18-4(1971) : LATEST METHODS FOR TENSILE TESTING OF METALS - STEEL TUBES
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