ASTM A193/A193M-09

    Historical Standard: ASTM A193/A193M-09 Standard Specification for Alloy-Steel and Stainless Steel Bolting Materials for High Temperature or High Pressure Service and Other Special Purpose Applications

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    ASTM A193 / A193M

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers alloy and stainless steel bolting material for pressure vessels, valves, flanges, and fittings for high temperature or high pressure service, or other special purpose applications. The term bolting material as used in this specification covers bars, bolts, screws, studs, stud bolts, and wire. Bars and wire shall be hot-wrought. The material may be further processed by centerless grinding or by cold drawing. Austenitic stainless steel may be carbide solution treated or carbide solution treated and strain-hardened. When strain hardened austenitic steel is ordered, the purchaser should take special care to ensure that Appendix X1 is thoroughly understood.

    1.2 Several grades are covered, including ferritic steels and austenitic stainless steels designated B5, B8, and so forth. Selection will depend upon design, service conditions, mechanical properties, and high temperature characteristics.

    1.3 The following referenced general requirements are indispensable for application of this specification: Specification A 962/A 962M.

    Note 1—The committee formulating this specification has included fifteen steel types that have been rather extensively used for the present purpose. Other compositions will be considered for inclusion by the committee from time to time as the need becomes apparent.

    Note 2—For grades of alloy-steel bolting material suitable for use at the lower range of high temperature applications, reference should be made to Specification A 354.

    Note 3—For grades of alloy-steel bolting material suitable for use in low temperature applications, reference should be made to Specification A 320/A 320M.

    1.4 Nuts for use with this bolting material are covered in Section 14.

    1.5 Supplementary Requirements S1 through S14 are provided for use when additional tests or inspection are desired. These shall apply only when specified in the purchase order.

    1.6 This specification is expressed in both inch-pound units and in SI units. However, unless the order specifies the applicable M specification designation (SI units), the material shall be furnished to inch-pound units.

    1.7 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets.


    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

    A153/A153M Specification for Zinc Coating (Hot-Dip) on Iron and Steel Hardware

    A194/A194M Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Nuts for Bolts for High Pressure or High Temperature Service, or Both

    A320/A320M Specification for Alloy-Steel and Stainless Steel Bolting for Low-Temperature Service

    A354 Specification for Quenched and Tempered Alloy Steel Bolts, Studs, and Other Externally Threaded Fasteners

    A788/A788M Specification for Steel Forgings, General Requirements

    A962/A962M Specification for Common Requirements for Bolting Intended for Use at Any Temperature from Cryogenic to the Creep Range

    B633 Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings of Zinc on Iron and Steel

    B695 Specification for Coatings of Zinc Mechanically Deposited on Iron and Steel

    B696 Specification for Coatings of Cadmium Mechanically Deposited

    B766 Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings of Cadmium

    E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials

    E21 Test Methods for Elevated Temperature Tension Tests of Metallic Materials

    E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

    E139 Test Methods for Conducting Creep, Creep-Rupture, and Stress-Rupture Tests of Metallic Materials

    E150 Recommended Practice for Conducting Creep and Creep-Rupture Tension Tests of Metallic Materials Under Conditions of Rapid Heating and Short Times

    E151 Recommended Practice for Tension Tests of Metallic Materials at Elevated Temperatures with Rapid Heating and Conventional or Rapid Strain Rates

    E292 Test Methods for Conducting Time-for-Rupture Notch Tension Tests of Materials

    E328 Test Methods for Stress Relaxation for Materials and Structures

    E566 Practice for Electromagnetic (Eddy-Current) Sorting of Ferrous Metals

    E709 Guide for Magnetic Particle Testing

    F606 Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators, and Rivets

    F1940 Test Method for Process Control Verification to Prevent Hydrogen Embrittlement in Plated or Coated Fasteners

    F1941 Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings on Threaded Fasteners (Unified Inch Screw Threads (UN/UNR))

    F2329 Specification for Zinc Coating, Hot-Dip, Requirements for Application to Carbon and Alloy Steel Bolts, Screws, Washers, Nuts, and Special Threaded Fasteners

    ASME Standards

    B18.3.1M Metric Socket Head Cap Screws

    AIAG Standard

    AIAGB-5 02.00 Primary Metals Identification Tag Application Standard


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 21.060.01 (Fasteners in general); 77.080.20 (Steels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31161600(Bolts)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0193_A0193M-09

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