ASTM Specs - Testing

ASTM Specs & Testing

Valmont Tubing produces electric resistance welded (ERW) tubing and submerged arc welded (SAW) tubing to at least 8 different ASTM specifications. Combined with our large array of testing options, you can be assured that our tubing will meet or exceed your specific requirements.

ASTM Specifications

Valmont produces steel tubing that conforms the standards set out by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Below is a listing of the standard ASTM specification that we produce steel tubing to. If there is an ASTM specification not listed or if you have a special shape unique to your requirements, please inquire with us as to our capability to produce to.

ASTM Standards for Valmont Steel Tubing

  • A513 - Electric Resistance Welded Carbon and Alloy Steel Mechanical Tubing
  • A500 - Cold Formed Welded Steel Structural Tubing in Rounds and Shapes
  • A135 - Electric Resistance Welded Steel Pipe
  • A787 - Electric Resistance Welded Metallic-Coated Carbon Steel Mechanical Tubing
  • A847 - Cold-Formed Welded High-Strength, Low-Alloy Structural Tubing with Improved Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance
  • A252 - Standard Specifications for Welded and Seamless Steel Pipe Piles
  • A268 - Welded Ferritic and Martensitic Stainless Steel Tubing for General Service
  • A53 - Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc Coated Welded


Our in-house metallurgical lab offers quick turnaround destructive testing and mill certifications, material verification to our customers, along with prototype development assistance for your new applications.

Testing Options

Chemical Properties Mechanical Properties
Eddy Current  V Notch Charpy 
Hydrostatic  Flare 
Hardness In Body  Hardness In Weld 
Reverse Flatten  Flatten Wall To Wall 
Circular Runout  1/3 Diameter Crush 
Tensile In Weld Area Minimum Yield & Tensile

Depending upon the OD size, end use and type of steel that you require, testing requirements will vary according to the ASTM standards. If you require testing specifically for your end use, please include those testing requirements with your request for quote and orders.