BS EN 755-7 : 1995

Aluminium and aluminium alloys - Extruded rod/bar, tube and proles
Part 7. Seamless tubes, tolerances on dimensions and form

Alloy groups

Diameter – round tube

The division into Group I and Group II of the most
commonly used general engineering alloys is specified
in table 1. (Corresponding to varying degrees of difficulty when manufacturing the products)

Mean diameter is defined as the average of two diameter
measurements taken at right angles to each other at any
point along the length.
The tolerances on diameter are specified in table 2.

Tolerances on dimensions

Width, depth or width across flats – squares, rectangles, hexagons, octagons
The tolerances on width, depth or width across flats are
specified in table 3.

General

When outside diameter OD, inside diameter ID, and
wall thickness t, (or their equivalent dimensions in
other than round tube) are all specified, standard tolerances shall apply to any two of these dimensions, but
not to all three. As a result, the purchaser shall state
only two nominal dimensions on any given order.

Wall thickness

The tolerances on wall thickness are specified in table 4
for round tubes and in table 5 for other than round tubes.

Table 1. Alloy groups
Group I

Group II

EN AW-1050A, EN AW-1070A, EN AW-1200, EN AW-1350
EN AW-3003, EN AW-3103
EN AW-5005, EN AW-5005A
EN AW-6101A, EN AW-6101B, EN AW-6005,EN AW-6005A
EN AW-6106, EN AW-6060, EN AW-6063,EN AW-6063A, EN AW 6463

EN AW-2007, EN AW-2011, EN AW-2011A,EN AW-2014,
EN AW-2014A, EN AW-2017A, EN AW-2024, EN AW-2030
EN AW-5019 (1), EN AW-5051A, EN AW-5251,EN AW-5052
EN AW-5154A, EN AW-5454, EN AW-5754,EN AW-5083, EN
AW-5086
EN AW-6012, EN AW-6018, EN AW-6351,EN AW-6061, EN
AW-6261,
EN AW-6262, EN AW-6081. EN AW-6082
EN AW-7003, EN AW-7005, EN AW-7020, EN AW-7022,

Table 2. Tolerances on diameter for round tube - dimensions in mm
Diameter
(OD or ID)

Over

>8
18
30
50
80
120
200
350

Maximum allowable deviation
of mean diameter from
specified diameter (6)
Up to and
including
18
30
50
80
120
200
350
450

Tolerance on diameter
Maximum allowable deviation of diameter at any point from
specified diameter (1)
Non-annealed and
non heat treated tube (2)

+0.25(5)
+0.30
+0.35
+0.40
+0.60
+0.90
+1.40
+1.90

+0.40(5)
+0.50
+0.60
+0.70
+0.90
+1.40
+1.90
+2.80

Heat treated tube (3)

+0.60(5)
+0.70
+0.90
+1.10
+1.40
+2.00
+3.00
+4.00

Annealed tube (4)

+1.5(5)
+1.8
+2.2
+2.6
+3.6
+5.0
+7.6
+10.0

(1) Not applicable to tubes having a wall thickness less than 2.5% of the specified outside diameter. The tolerance for tubes with wall thickness less than
2.5% of the specified outside diameter shall be determined by multiplying the applicable tolerance as follows:
- wall thickness over 2.0% up to and including 2.5% of outside diameter: 1.5 x tolerance;
- wall thickness over 1.5% up to and including 2.0% of outside diameter: 2.0 x tolerance;
- wall thickness over 0.5% up to and including 1.0% of outside diameter: 4.0 x tolerance;
- wall thickness over 1.0% up to and including 1.5% of outside diameter: 3.0 x tolerance.
(2) Applies to all alloys in F or H112 tempers.
(3) Applies to all alloys in T4, T5, T6, T64, T66 and Tx511 tempers.
(4) Applies to all alloys in O, H111 and Tx510 tempers.
(5) This tolerance applies for outside diameters only, I.e. tube in this size range can only be specified as “Outsider Diameter x Wall Thickness”.
(6) Not applicable to Tx510 or Tx511 tempers.

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BS EN ISO 9001 : 2000

wall thickness over 1.8 +3.80 +1.50 +0.5 +2. tolerances on dimensions and form Table 3.co.9 +2.5 _ +0.65 +0.9 _ _ +0.0 x tolerance.90 +1.1 +2. . Tolerances on width. Tolerances on wall thickness for round tubes .70 _ _ _ _ +0.Extruded rod/bar.5 1.70 +0.5% up to and including 1.90 +1.5 2 3 +10 +9 +8 2 3 _ Length If fixed lengths are to be supplied.0% up to and including 2.5 +2. 3. 4.80 +1.2 +1.7 +2.0% of outside parameter. Table 5.0 +1.2 +2. If no fixed length is specified in the order.5 +3. depth or width across flats (1).4 +2.3 _ _ +0.dimensions in mm Width. 2.90 +1.3 +1.0 _ _ _ _ +0.3 +1.wall thickness over 1.7 _ +0.1 +1.5 +1.8 +2.8 10 25 50 100 150 200 300 350 +0.75 +1. The maximum allowable tolerances on fixed length are specified in table 6.2 +1. .2 _ +0.30 +0.40 +0.5 +1.50 +0.25 +0. seamless tubes may be delivered in random lengths. The tolerance for tubes with wall thickness less than 2.5 (1) Not applicable to tubes having a wall thickness less than 2. tube and proles Part 7.7 Parkers BUY STEEL ONLINE www.2 +1.uk _ +0.7 +2.5 +0.parkersteel.5 x tolerance.0 +2.5% of the specified outside width.wall thickness over 0.55 +0.3 +1.dimensions in mm Nominal wall thickness t Over Up to and including Tolerances on wall thickness for circumscribing circle CD CD<100 100<CD<300 300<CD<350 Alloy Alloy Alloy Alloy Alloy Alloy group I group II group I group II group I group II >0.40 +0.5% of the specified width.50 +0.5 3 6 10 15 20 30 40 +0.0 +1.75 +1. depth or width across flats shall be determined by multiplying the applicable tolerance as follows: .25 +0.2 +2.60 +0.2 +2.60 +0.60 +1.wall thickness over 2.5% of outside parameter.5 +1.7 _ _ +0.8 +2. (2) CD<100 100<CD<200 200<CD<300 Alloy Alloy Alloy Alloy Alloy Alloy group I group II group I group II group I group II 300<CD<350 Alloy Alloy group I group II _ 10 25 50 100 150 200 300 +0.35 +0. Tolerances on wall thicknesses for other than round tubes . this shall be stated on the order.35 +0.1 +1. depth or across flats Over Up to and including Tolerances on width.0 +1.35 +0. The length range and the tolerances on the random length shall be subject to agreement between purchaser and supplier.2 +1.0 x tolerance.50 +0.BS EN 755-7 : 1995 cont.50 +0. Table 4.60 +0.9 +2.90 +1.50 +0.50 +0.0% of outside parameter.75 +1. 1.dimensions in mm Nominal wall thickness t mm Over Up to and including Tolerance on wall thickness measured at any point % >0.0 +1.3 +1.5% up to and including 2.6 +1. .1 _ BS EN ISO 9001 : 2000 . depth or width across ats .0% up to and including 1. Aluminium and aluminum alloys .30 +0.90 +1.0 x tolerance. Seamless tubes.80 +1.5% of outside parameter.9 +2.5 3 6 10 15 20 30 +0.3 +1.5 +1. (2) These tolerances do not apply to tempers 0 and Tx510.30 +0. For these tempers the tolerances shall be subject to agreement between the supplier and the purchaser.0 +1.40 +0.2 +1.90 +1.45 +0.5 +1. depth of width across flats.9 _ 1.

The straightness of tolerances of round tubes are specified in table 7.5% of the specified outside diameter shall be subject to agreement between purchaser and supplier.5 3.co. hs and ht. the squareness of cut ends shall be within 5 mm.8 1. The straightness of tolerance ht of other than round tubes shall not exceed 1.8 The straightness tolerances for tubes having a wall thickness less than 1. Measurement of the deviation from straightness Parkers BUY STEEL ONLINE www. Local deviations hs from straightness shall not exceed 0. Straightness tolerances of round tube dimensions in mm Outside diameter Tolerances on form General Tolerances on form for O and Tx510 tempers shall be subject to agreement between purchaser and supplier. The convexity concavity tolerances are specified in table 8.g. shall be measured as shown in Figure 3 with the tube placed on a horizontal baseplate so that its mass decreases the deviation.uk BS EN ISO 9001 : 2000 .5 mm/m in length. Straightness Deviations on straightness.5 2.3 1. e. Fig 3. Convexity-concavity The convexity and concavity of other than round tube shall be measured as shown in Figure 4. Tolerances on xed lengths . Over Up to and including >8 150 250 150 250 450 Maximum deviation from straightness ht in mm/m Maximum localised kink in any 300mm portion hs 1.5 0.dimensions in mm Outside diameter or diameter of circumscribing Over Up to and including >8 100 100 200 200 450 Tolerances on fixed length L<2 000 2 000 <L<5 000 5 000 <L<10 000 10 000 <L<15 000 15 000 <L<25 000 +5 0 +7 0 +8 +7 0 +9 0 +11 +10 0 +12 0 +14 +16 0 +18 0 +20 +22 0 +24 0 +28 Squareness of cut ends The squareness of cut ends shall be within half of the fixed-length tolerance range specified in table 6 for both fixed and random lengths. Table 7.Table 6.6 mm/300mm length. for a fixed-length tolerance of +10 0 mm.parkersteel.

tolerances on dimensions and form Fig 4. Measurement of convexity _ concavity Table 8.20 0.uk BS EN ISO 9001 : 2000 . tube and proles Part 7.40 0.BS EN 755-7 : 1995 cont.Extruded rod/bar. Seamless tubes.parkersteel.20 1.30 0.30 0.60 0. Aluminium and aluminium alloys .80 1.dimensions in mm Over Width Up to and including Maximum allowable deviation f Wall thickness < 5 Wall thickness > 5 _ 30 60 100 150 200 30 60 100 150 200 350 0.60 0.20 Parkers BUY STEEL ONLINE www.40 0. Convexity _ concavity tolerances .80 0.90 1.co.

co. Fig 6.0 2.0 (1) Twist tolerances for lengths less than 1000 mm shall be subject to agreement between purchaser and supplier. The maximum allowable deviation in an angle other than a right angle (hexagonal tubes. Measurement of deviation from square Table 9. the tolerance on squareness shall apply to the shorter side of the tube.0 200 350 2. Table 10. octagonal tubes) shall be included within the width across flats tolerances.4 2.5 6.0 3. Fig 5. The maximum allowable deviation from square is specified in table 10 as a function of tube depth b. Measurement of twist Angularity The deviation from square of square tubes and rectangular tubes shall be measured as shown in Figure 6.0 100 200 2. In the case of rectangular tubes.5 3. Twist tolerances .0 >10 30 50 1. see table 3.dimensions in mm Width W Over Twist tolerance T Per On total tube length L Up to and 1000 mm Up to and Over 6000 including of length (1) including 6000 30 1.uk Maximum allowable deviation z from square 0.5 5.0 1.1 BS EN ISO 9001 : 2000 .5 5.0 8.5 3. Squareness tolerances for square and rectangular tubes .parkersteel.0 4.2 2.6 3.0 50 100 2.7 1.0 7. The twist tolerances are specified in table 9 as a function of the width W and the length L of the tube.Twist The twist measurement shall be carried out as shown in Figure 5 with the tube resting under its own mass on a flat base plate.4 0.dimensions in mm Over _ 30 50 80 120 180 240 Depth b Up to and including 30 50 80 120 180 240 350 Parkers BUY STEEL ONLINE www.

BS EN 755-7 : 1995 cont. Maximum allowable corner and llet radii .dimensions in mm Specified radius mm <5 >5 Maximum allowable deviation nominal value of the radius +0. tube and proles Part 7. Allowable deviation from specied corner and llet radii . Parkers BUY STEEL ONLINE www.dimensions in mm Wall thickness Maximum allowable corner and fillet radii Alloy group I Alloy group II (1) <5 0. Table 12.6 0.5 (1) These tolerances only apply to 6xxx series alloys in group II. Table 11. The maximum allowable radii are specified in table 11. Aluminium and aluminum alloys .co. the maximum allowable deviation from the nominal value is specified in table 12. The maximum allowable radii for the other alloys in group ii shall be subject to agreement between purchaser and supplier. In such cases the maximum allowable depth of dents shall be subject to agreement between purchaser and supplier.5mm +10% Depth of dents for round tube It is recognised in certain applications that the depth of surface dents can be an important factor particularly for round tube with large diameter to wall thickness ratios. When corner or fillet radius is specified.parkersteel.8 >5 1 1.uk BS EN ISO 9001 : 2000 .Extruded rod/bar. tolerances on dimensions and form Corner and fillet radii Sharp corners and fillet radii may be slightly rounded unless otherwise indicated on the drawing. Seamless tubes.