High Purity Stainless Steel Sanitary Tubes from Robert-James Sales, Inc.
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High Purity
Stainless Steel Tubing Specification

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This specification on will establish criterion for electropolished tubing and fittings for the use and installation in high purity gas and fluid piping systems.

This specification is applicable to tubing and fittings with outside diameter of 1/4" through 6" (inclusive)

REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

ASTM A270
Specification for Seamless and Welded Austenitic Steel Sanitary Tubing.

ASME A270-BPE
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MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS
  • All tubing shall be produced from type 316L stainless steel. Seamless tubing shall be manufactured and tested to ASTM A269 and AST M A213 (EAW). Welded tubing shall be manufactured and tested to ASTM A270 and ASTM A249.
  • The sulfur content of all tubing shall be 0.005 - 0.012% for seamless tubing and 0.005 - 0.017% for welded tubing.
  • Tubing less than or equal to 4" OD shall be bright annealed in a dry hydrogen atmosphere (dew point <= -40 degrees C). or vacuum annealed (10 micron Hg), at the producing mill. 6"tubing shall be annealed and pickled.
  • Tubing shall be permanently marked with a mechanical etching tool, or other approved method. The mark shall contain: manufacturers identification, the size and wall thickness the alloy, and the heat number.
  • Fittings shall be permanently marked with a mechanical etching tool, or other approved method. The mark shall contain: manufacturer's identification, the alloy, and the heat number, ASME BPE and the applicable surface finish designation.
  • Bar stock shall conform to the requirements of ASTM A479.


SURFACE FINISHING, CLEANING, AND PACKAGING PROCEDURES

RJ BPE does not use mercury or ozone depleting chemicals during the processing of our products.

TUBING

  • Tube ID Shall be electropolished utilizing automated equipment that uniformly monitors and controls all major variables of the electropolishing process.
  • Tubes shall be flushed with deionized water, immediately following electrolyte evacuation.
  • Following initial deionized water rinse, tubes shall be immersed in a 20-40% nitric acid, balance deionized water, solution for a minimum of thirty minutes at ambient temperature.
  • From the nitric acid bath, tubes shall be cleaned with utilizing filtered, deionized water and dried with filtered nitrogen.
  • All tubing shall be bagged in polyethylene sleeves and capped

    PIPING

  • Fittings are loaded onto the appropriate racks and electropolished using equipment that uniformly monitors and controls all the major variables of the electropolishing process.
  • Fittings are removed from the electrolyte tank and flushed with deionized water.
  • Following the deionized water rinse, fittings are immersed in a 20% nitric acid, balance deionized water, solution for 2 minutes at ambient temperature.
  • From the nitric acid bath, fittings are rinsed with deionized water and dried with nitrogen.
  • Upon conclusion of final inspection, fittings are passivated in a 20-40% nitric acid, balance deionized water solution for a minimum of thirty minutes ambient temperature, cleaned with deionized water and dried with filtered nitrogen.
  • All fittings are capped, bagged in polyethylene bags and heat sealed.


    INSPECTION STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES
    Finished tubing and fittings shall be processing and electroplished in a manner to obtain one of the following ID surface finishes, per ANSI B46.1.

    RJ-15™ (Meets or Exceeds ASME BPE SFF4 and SFT4)
    10 pin Ra average, 15 pin Ra maximum ID and Bright Annealed OD - (B15E)
    10 pin Ra average, 15 pin Ra maximum ID and 30 Ra OD - (B15E)

    RJ-10™
    7 pin Ra average, 10 pin Ra maximum ID and Bright Annealed OD - (B10E)
    7 pin Ra average, 15 pin Ra maximum ID and 30 Ra OD - (B10E)

    The purity of the, deionized water, utilized for the final cleaning process will meet the following purity levels:

    Filtration: 0.1 micron absolute
    TOC: Less than 25ppb
    Bacteria: Less than 6 colonies/100ml.


    The nitrogen gas, utilized for purging and drying is procured to the following, minimum purity specifications:

    Moisture: < 1 ppm
    Oxygen: < 1 ppm
    Total Hydrocarbons: < I ppm
    Carbon Dioxide: < 1 ppm

    One hundred percent of all RJ BPE tubing, fittings, and related components are visually inspected to insure that the internal surfaces display uniform electropolishing and that they meet or exceed the requirements of the current edition of ASME BPE.

    RJ BPE will measure finished tubing and fittings with calipers, micrometers, or other acceptable methods, to certify that the finished products conform to the dimensional
    requirements of the current edition of ASME BPE.

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