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Tubing Material Specification 1020

Produced Per ASTM A513, Type 5

Chemical Composition Limits
Carbon 0.18-0.23
Manganese 0.60-0.90
Phosphorous 0.025
Sulfur 0.025
Mechanical Properties of 1020
Tensile Strength, PSI 80,000 Min.
Tensile Strength Mpa 551
Yield Strength, PSI
70,000 Min.
Yield Strength Mpa 482
Elongation % 18 Min.
Hardness HRb 75 Min.

*Mpa is the abbreviation for Megapascals.

1020 is the most common grade for small diameter with thin wall carbon steel DOM tubing. This material is offered with a chrome plated O.D., or a honed I.D.


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