Back
  T A B L E   D A T A 
Home

Table A. Copper tube – Types, standards, applications, tempers, lengths

Tube
type
Color
code
Standard
Application¹
Commercially available lengths²
Nominal or standard sizes
Drawn
Annealed
Type K
Green
ASTM B 88³
- Domestic water
- Service and distribution
- Fire protection
- Solar
- Fuel/fuel oil
- HVAC
- Snow melting
Straight lengths:
¼ inch to 8 inch
20 ft.
20 ft.
10 inch
18 ft.
18 ft.
12 inch
12 ft.
12 ft.
Coils:
¼ inch to 1 inch
60 ft.
100 ft.
1¼ inch and 1½
60 ft.
2 inch
40 ft.
45 ft.
Type L
Blue
ASTM B 88
- Domestic water
- Service and distribution
- Fire protection
- Solar
- Fuel/fuel oil
- Liquefied petroleum (LP) gas
- HVAC
- Snow melting
Straight lengths:
¼ inch to 8 inch
20 ft.
20 ft.
12 inch
18 ft.
18 ft.
Coils:
¼ inch to 1 inch
60 ft.
100 ft.
1¼ inch to 1½ inch
60 ft.
2 inch
40 ft.
45 ft.
Type M
Red
ASTM B 88
- Domestic water
- Service and distribution
- Fire protection
- Solar
- Fuel/fuel oil
- HVAC
- Snow melting
Straight lengths:
¼ inch to 12 inch
20 ft.
N/A
DMV
Yellow
ASTM B 306
- Drain, waste, vent
- Solar
- HVAC
Straight lengths:
1¼ inch to 8 inch
20 ft.
N/A
ACR
Blue
ASTM B 280
- Air conditioning
- Refrigeration
- Natural gas
- Liquefied petroleum (LP) gas
Straight lengths:
3/8 inch to 4 1/8 inch
20 ft.
4
Coils:
1/8 inch 15/8 inch
50
OXY, MED
OXY/MED
OXY/ACR
ACR/MED
(K) Green
(L) Blue
ASTM B 819
- Medical gas
Straight lengths:
¼ inch to 8 inch
20 ft.
N/A
Type G
Yellow
ASTM B 837
- Natural gas
- Liquid petroleum (LP) gas
Straight lengths:
3/8 inch to 11/8 inch
12 ft.
12 ft.
20 ft.
20 ft.
Coils:
3/8 inch to 7/8 inch
60 ft.
100 ft.
1. There are many other copper and copper alloy tubes and pipes available for specialized applications. For information on these products, contact the Copper Development Association, Inc.
2. Individual manufacturers may have commercially available lengths in addition to those shown in this table.
3. Tube made to other ASTM standards is also intended for plumbing applications, although ASTM B ** is by far the most widely used. ASTM Standard Classifications B 698 lists six plumbing tube standards including B 88.
4. Available as special order.

Top


CORPORATE OFFICE : 145, Kika Street, Gulal Wadi, Mumbai 400 004. PHONE: 91-022-3461732 / 3462263 FAX: 91-022-3468079