Expansion loop capacities of copper tubes type K are indicated in the chart below.
Piping should be pre-stressed when anchored to minimize the stress in the system under normal operating conditions.
Thermal expansion of pipes and tubes - stainless steel, carbon steel, copper, plastics and more.
Dimensions of threadless copper pipes according ASTM B302.
Dimensions of seamless copper pipes according ASTM B42.
Dimensions of seamless copper tubes for natural gas and liquified petroleum.
Working pressures of metric sized copper tubes according the BS (British Standard) 2871.
Water flow and pressure loss (psi/ft) due to friction in copper tubes ASTM B88 Types K, L and M.
Physical characteristics of copper tubes ASTM B 88 type K.
ASTM B88 seamless copper water tubes - working pressures.
Copper, Ductile Iron, Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminum Piping Materials - Temperature Expansion
Thermal expansion of typical piping materials.
Pipes expands when heated and contracts when cooled and the expansion can be expressed with the expansion equation.
Temperature expansion loops with pressfit piping.
Maximum distance between pressfit pipe supports.
Calculate temperature expansion and contraction in PVC piping systems.
Calculating and sizing steel pipe thermal expansion loops.
Linear temperature expansion coefficients for common materials like aluminum, copper, glass, iron and many more.