This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
Welded Low-Carbon Steel Tubing Suitable for Bending, Flaring, Beading, Forming and Brazing
- Ground Vehicle Standard
Published November 18, 2016 by SAE International in United States
Downloadable datasets availableAnnotation ability available
The SAE J526 Standard covers electric-resistance welded single-wall low-carbon steel pressure tubing intended for general automotive, refrigeration, hydraulic, and other similar applications requiring tubing of a quality suitable for bending, flaring, beading, forming, and brazing. Material produced to this specification is not intended to be used for single flare applications due to the potential leak path that would be caused by the ID weld bead or scarfed region. Assumption of risks when using this material for single flare applications shall be defined by agreement between the producer and tube purchaser. The material produced to this specification is intended to service pressure applications where severe forming and bending is not required. As this material may exhibit mechanical properties that reduce some desired forming characteristics versus SAE J356, the severity of the forming requirements of the finished assembly should be considered when utilizing material produced to this specification.
This five year review of the SAE J526 standard incorporates revisions requested by producers, fabricators and users of the material type. The updates include the following:
A revised applicable and related documents listing,
Section 5.1 straightness requirement and wording revised,
Revised wording of section 5.2, tube end condition,
Revised wording of section 5.3, surface condition,
Clarification note added to sections 8.4 and 8.
Revised section 9, test certificates,
Adding note to section 11, corrosion protection,
Revised verbiage to comply with FCCTC Standardized Language Document
|Ground Vehicle Standard||Welded, Flash-Controlled, Low-Carbon Steel Tubing Normalized for Bending, Double Flaring, Beading, Forming, and Brazing|
|Ground Vehicle Standard||Welded and Cold Drawn Low-Carbon Steel Tubing Annealed for Bending and Flaring|
|Ground Vehicle Standard||Seamless Low-Carbon Steel Tubing Annealed for Bending and Flaring|
Data Sets - Support Documents
|Unnamed Dataset 1|
|Unnamed Dataset 2|
|Unnamed Dataset 3|
|Unnamed Dataset 4|
|Table 1||Tube outside diameter tolerances|
|Table 2||Tube wall thickness tolerances|
|Table 3||Chemical requirements|
|Table 4||Mechanical requirements|
The Metallic Tubing Subcommittee of the FCCTC develops and maintains SAE Standards, Recommended Practices and Information Reports relating to metallic tubing with an intended use in pressure applications. Participants in the FCCTC Metallic Tubing Subcommittee include OEMs, suppliers, consulting firms, government and other interested parties.
* Redlines comparisons are available for those standards listed in the Revision History that contain a radio button. A redline comparison of the current version against a revision is accomplished by selecting the radio button next to the standard and then selecting 'compare'. At this time, Redline versions only exist for some AMS standards. SAE will continue to add redline versioning with ongoing updates to SAE MOBILUS.