ASTM A181/A181M-01

    Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Forgings, for General-Purpose Piping

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers nonstandard as-forged fittings, valve components, and parts for general service. Forgings made to this specification are limited to a maximum weight of 10 000 lb [4540 kg]. Larger forgings may be ordered to Specification A266/A266M.

    1.2 Two grades of material are covered, designated as Classes 60 and 70, respectively, and are classified in accordance with their chemical composition and mechanical properties as specified in 5.1 and 6.1.

    1.3 Class 60 was formerly designated Grade I and Class 70 was formerly designated Grade II.

    1.4 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.

    1.5 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 may result in nonconformance with the specification.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A266/A266M Specification for Carbon Steel Forgings for Pressure Vessel Components

    A788/A788M Specification for Steel Forgings, General Requirements

    A961/A961M Specification for Common Requirements for Steel Flanges, Forged Fittings, Valves, and Parts for Piping Applications


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.85 (Iron and steel forgings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31132100(Steel forgings)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0181_A0181M-01

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