ALUMINUM SEAMLESS TUBE AND PIPE
Quick Selection Chart for Pressure Use

Application
Typical Uses
Tube or Pipe
Alloy
Portable or Temporary PipelinesWater, oil, fuel; airlines for oil-well drilling, mining, construction, etc.Schedule 5,10 or 40 Pipe6063-T6 — corrosion resistance 6061-T6 — strongest standard alloy pipe
General Fluid TransmissionWater, air or gaslines handling chemicals, petro-chemicals, foods —in liquid or gasform.

Schedule 40
“Standard Pipe”

3003 — best corrosion resistance 6063-T6 — excellent corrosion resistance, stronger 6061-T6 — strongest standard alloy pipe
Instrument, Fuel, Refrigerant, Hydraulic Pressure LinesPneumatic and hydraulic lines in control circuits, fuel lines in engines and machines, pressure lines, etc.Coiled TubingAlclad 5050 coiled tube 5052 — similar, one-third stronger 3003
Hydraulic tube for pressure use.Drawn Tube6061-T6
Process PipingCarrying fluids in chemical, petro-chemical, food, beverage, cyro-genic used, and similar operationsSchedule 40 Pipe formost applications3003-H112
6063-T6
6061-T6.
Heat TransferHeat exchangers, distillation units, dryers, gas liquefiers, condensers, air coolers, etcHeat Exchanger Tube3003
3003-H14
Alclad 3003-H14.
Field PipingWater, oil, fuel, air, chemical flow.Construction Tube6063-T6