ASTM A53 B Carbon Steel Pipes - Allowable Pressure

Maximum working pressure of carbon steel pipe at temperature 400oF

Maximum allowable pressure is calculated with the Barlow's formula for A53 Grade B Seamless and Welded Standard Steel Pipe with Yield Strength 35000 psi and design factor 0.7.

Allowable stress used in the Barlow's formula is calculated as

(35000 psi) 0.7 = 24500 psi

Note! - in codes like ASME B31.3 modified versions of the Barlow's formula - like the Boardman formula and the Lame formula - are used to calculate burst and allowable pressures and minimum wall thickness.

The dimensions - outside pipe diameters and wall thicknesses are according ANSI B36.10.

Maximum Allowable Pressure (psi)
NPSOutside DiameterSchedule
(in)(in)102030STD4060XS80100120140160XXS
1/4 0.54 7985 7985 10798 10798
3/8 0.675 6606 6606 9147 9147
1/2 0.84 6358 6358 8575 8575 10908 17150
3/4 1.05 5273 5273 7187 7187 10220 14373
1 1.315 4956 4956 6670 6670 9316 13340
1 1/4 1.66 4133 4133 5638 5638 7380 11276
1 1/2 1.9 3739 3739 5158 5158 7247 10316
2 2.375 3177 3177 4498 4498 7097 8995
2 1/2 2.875 3460 3460 4704 4704 6391 9408
3 3.5 3024 3024 4200 4200 6132 8400
3 1/2 4 2769 2769 3896 3896
4 4.5 2581 2581 3670 3670 4769 5782 7339
5 5.563 2273 2273 3303 3303 4404 5505 6606
6 6.625 2071 2071 3195 3195 4157 5318 6390
8 8.625 1420 1574 1829 1829 2307 2841 2841 3375 4085 4613 5147 4971
10 10.75 1140 1399 1664 1664 2279 2279 2708 3277 3847 4558 5128 4558
12 12.75 961 1268 1441 1560 2160 1922 2644 3244 3843 4324 5042 3843
14 14 875 1092 1313 1313 1533 2079 1750 2625 3283 3829 4375 4921
16 16 766 956 1148 1148 1531 2009 1531 2585 3157 3733 4404 4882
18 18 681 849 1192 1021 1530 2042 1361 2553 3147 3743 4252 4848
20 20 613 919 1225 919 1455 1989 1225 2526 3138 3675 4288 4824
22 22 557 835 1114 835 1949 1114 2506 3063 3619 4176 4733
24 24 510 766 1147 766 1405 1978 1021 2489 3126 3700 4210 4786
30 30 510 817 1021 613 817
32 32 478 766 957 574 1054
34 34 450 721 901 540 992
36 36 425 681 851 510 1021
42 42 583 729 438 875
  • 1 in (inch) = 25.4 mm
  • 1 psi (lb/in2) = 6,894.8 Pa (N/m2) = 6.895x10-2 bar

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