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Commercial and residential products require a tough and durable metal tubing structure that supports the ruggedness of their applications. Highly durable ASTM A513 carbon steel from Totten Tubes provides robust structural support for the heavy-duty metal products that consumers utilize every day.

Totten Tubes stocks A513-1 as welded mechanical steel tubing and A513-5 DOM mechanical steel tubing in various sizes and shapes. The ASTM A513 specification covers electric-resistance-welded carbon steel tubing for use as mechanical and ornamental tubing.

Contact us for more information regarding premium A513 carbon steel mechanical tubing, or call us at 800-882-3748 and we will gladly discuss the specific requirements of your next project. Totten Tubes is your premium resource for advanced quality A 513 structural carbon steel tubing.

A513 Carbon Steel Mechanical Tubing Benefits

A513 carbon steel tubing products provide numerous advantageous qualities to a wide range of consumer and commercial industrial companies throughout the world. Some of the most distinct beneficial qualities that A513 Carbon Steel Mechanical Tubing provides includes:

A513 Tubing Advantages

  • Works to tight tolerances
  • Consumer product applicable
  • Less costly
  • Durable

A513 Carbon Steel Mechanical Tubing Specifications & Requirements

ASTM A513 specifications state that manufactured carbon steel tubing must meet certain specifications before being sold for any type of project. The A 513 carbon steel spec sheet provides an accessible and straightforward way to check material standards before beginning your next project.

A513 Carbon Steel Properties

A513 carbon steel mechanical tubing is only manufactured from materials that match the criteria for carbon steel. The chemical composition for A513 is mostly iron with added carbon, manganese, phosphorus, silicon, and silver. Check out the chart below for exact A513 carbon steel chemical specifications.

Chemical Requirements

Grade Designation Chemical Composition Limits, %
Carbon Manganese Phosphorus, max Sulfur, max
1010 0.05-0.15 0.30-0.60 0.035 0.035
1015 0.10-0.20 0.30-0.60 0.035 0.035
1020 0.15-0.25 0.30-0.60 0.035 0.035
1026 0.22-0.28 0.60-0.90 0.035 0.035

A513 Carbon Steel Mechanical Material Properties

Tensile strength refers to the amount of stretching stress a material can withstand before breaking or failing. The ultimate tensile strength of A513 carbon steel is calculated by dividing the area of the steel by the stress placed on it, which is expressed in terms of pounds or tons per square inch of material. Tensile strength is also an important measure of A513’s ability to perform in an application. A513 carbon steel’s tensile strength is described in the chart below.

Hardness Limits and Tensile Properties for Round Tubing

  Yield Strength, Ksi (MPa), min Ultimate Strength, ksi (MPa), min Elongation in 2 in. or 50 mm. % min RB min RB max
As-Welded Tubing
1008 30 (207) 42 (290) 15 50  
1010 32 (221) 45 (310) 15 55  
1015 35 (241) 48 (331) 15 58  
1020 38 (262) 52 (359) 12 62  
1026 45 (310) 62 (427) 12 68  
Normalized Tubing
1008 23 (159) 38 (262) 30   65
1010 25 (172) 40 (276) 30   65
1015 30 (207) 45 (310) 30   70
1020 35 (241) 50 (345) 25   75
1026 40 (276) 60 (414) 25   85
Sink-Drawn Tubing
1008 38 (262) 38 (262) 8 65  
1010 40 (276) 40 (276) 8 65  
1015 45 (310) 45 (310) 8 67  
1020 50 (345) 50 (345) 8 70  
1026 55 (379) 55 (379) 7 77  
Mandrel-Drawn Tubing
1008 50 (345) 60 (414) 5 73  
1010 50 (345) 60 (414) 5 73  
1015 55 (379) 65 (448) 5 77  
1020 60 (414) 70 (483) 5 80  
1026 70 (483) 80 (552) 5 85  
Mandrel-Drawn Stress-Relieved Tubing
1008 45 (310) 45 (310) 55 (379) 12 68
1010 45 (310) 45 (310) 55 (379) 12 68
1015 50 (345) 50 (345) 60 (414) 12 72
1020 55 (379) 55 (379) 65 (448) 10 75
1026 65 (448) 65 (448) 75 (517) 10 80

ASTM A513 Carbon Steel Permissible Variations in Dimensions (Wall Thickness)

Permissible variations in wall thickness for A513-1 steel tubing are ±10% of the nominal wall. Permissible variations in wall thickness for A513-5 DOM are available by request. Contact Totten Tubes for more information or give us a call at 800-882-3748.

A513 Carbon Steel Materials & Manufacturing

A513 mechanical steel tubes from Totten Tubes are manufactured via electric resistance welding, and can made from hot- or cold-rolled steel, as specified.

Contact Totten Tubes for A513 Carbon Steel Mechanical Tubing Today

Contact us for more information regarding ASTM A 513 steel mechanical tubing specifications and product options, or request a quote for further pricing details today. Totten Tubes is your trusted source for premium ASTM A513 carbon steel tubing products.