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1.1 This specification covers cold-rolled carbon steel strip in cut lengths or coils, furnished to closer tolerances than cold-rolled carbon steel sheet, with specific temper, with specific edge or specific finish, and in sizes as follows:
|Width, in.||Thickness, in.|
|Over 1/2 to 23 15/16||0.300 and under|
|Over 12.5 to 600 mm||7.6 mm and under|
1.2 Cold-rolled strip is produced with a maximum specified carbon not exceeding 0.25 percent.
1.3 Strip tolerance products may be available in widths wider than 23 15/16 in. [600 mm] by agreement between purchaser and supplier. However, such products are technically classified as cold rolled sheet. This specification does not include cold-rolled carbon spring steel, Specification A 682/682M. The tolerances, finishes, tempers, edges, and available widths and thicknesses differentiate cold rolled strip from the product known as cold rolled sheet which is defined by Specification A568/A568M and Specification A682/A682M.
1.4 For the purpose of determining conformance with this specification, values shall be rounded to the nearest unit in the right hand place of figures used in expressing the limiting values in accordance with the rounding method of Practice E29.
1.5 The SI portions of the tables contained herein list permissible variations in dimensions and mass (see Note 1) in SI (metric) units. The values listed are not exact conversions of the values listed in the inch-pound tables, but instead are rounded or rationalized values. Conformance to SI tolerances is mandatory when the "M" specification is used.Note 1--the term weight is used when inch-pound units are the standard. However, under SI the preferred term is mass.
1.6 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems will result in nonconformance with the specification.
1.7 This specification is expressed in both inch-pound units and SI units. However, unless the order specifies the applicable "M" specification designation (SI units), the material shall be furnished to inch-pound units.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A568/A568M Specification for Steel, Sheet, Carbon, Structural, and High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled and Cold-Rolled, General Requirements for
A682/A682M Specification for Steel, Strip, High-Carbon, Cold-Rolled, General Requirements For
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
A941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys
E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E430 Test Methods for Measurement of Gloss of High-Gloss Surfaces by Abridged Goniophotometry
Military StandardMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098, http://www.dodssp.daps.mil.
Federal Standard183 Continuous Identification Marking of Iron and Steel Products
ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)