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1.1 This specification covers stainless and heat-resisting chromium steel plate, sheet, and strip available in a wide variety of surface finishes.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.Note 1-Grades that were previously covered in both Specifications A176 and A240/A240M have been removed from this specification and may now be supplied and purchased in compliance with Specification A240/A240M. The chemical and mechanical property requirements of these grades were identical in Specifications A176 and A240/A240M at the time of removal from Specification A176.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A240/A240M Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A480/A480M Specification for General Requirements for Flat-Rolled Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
SAE StandardJ1086 Practice for Unified Numbering for Metals and Alloys (UNS)
ICS Number Code 77.140.20 (Steels of high quality); 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)
UNSPSC Code 30102205(Stainless steel plate)