ASTM A285/A285M-03(2007)

    Standard Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, Low- and Intermediate-Tensile Strength


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers carbon steel plates of low- and intermediate-tensile strengths which may be made by killed, semi-killed, capped, or rimmed steel practices at the producer's option. These plates are intended for fusion-welded pressure vessels.

    1.2 Plates under this specification are available in three grades having different strength levels as follows:

    Grade Tensile Strength, ksi [MPa]
    A 4565 [310450]
    B 5070 [345485]
    C 5575 [380515]

    1.3 The maximum thickness of plates under this specification, for reasons of internal soundness, is limited to a maximum thickness of 2 in. [50 mm] for all grades.

    Note 1—For killed carbon steels only refer to the following ASTM specifications:

    A 299/A 299M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, Manganese-
    Silicon.

    A 515/A 515M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, for
    Intermediate- and Higher-Temperature Service

    A 516/A 516M Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, for Moderate-
    and Lower-Temperature Service.

    1.4 For plates produced from coil and furnished without heat treatment or with stress relieving only, the additional requirements, including additional testing requirements and the reporting of additional test results, of Specification A 20/A 20M apply.

    1.5 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately 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

    A20/A20M Specification for General Requirements for Steel Plates for Pressure Vessels


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30102204(Steel plate)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/A0285_A0285M-03R07

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    Citation Format

    ASTM A285 / A285M-03(2007), Standard Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, Low- and Intermediate-Tensile Strength, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2007, www.astm.org

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