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1.1 This specification covers four grades of carbon steel forgings for boilers, pressure vessels, and associated equipment.Note 1-Designations have been changed as follows: Current: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4. Formerly: Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4.
1.2 Supplementary requirements are provided for use when additional testing or inspection is desired. These shall apply only when specified individually by the purchaser in the order.
1.3 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI (metric) units are to be regarded separately as the standard. Within the text and tables, 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.
1.4 Unless the order specifies the applicable "M" specification designation, the material shall be furnished to the 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.
A275/A275M Practice for Magnetic Particle Examination of Steel Forgings
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A788/A788M Specification for Steel Forgings, General Requirements
A1058 Test Methods for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products--Metric
E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size
E165/E165M Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry
E381 Method of Macroetch Testing Steel Bars, Billets, Blooms, and Forgings
Other StandardASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX A
ICS Number Code 77.140.30 (Steels for pressure purposes); 77.140.85 (Iron and steel forgings)
UNSPSC Code 31132100(Steel forgings)
ASTM A266 / A266M-99, Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Forgings for Pressure Vessel Components, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1999, www.astm.orgBack to Top