ASTM A31-04(2009)

    Standard Specification for Steel Rivets and Bars for Rivets, Pressure Vessels

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers steel rivets for use in boilers and pressure vessels and steel bars for use in the manufacture of rivets.

    1.2 Two grades are covered:

    1.2.1 Grade ABars having a yield point of 23 000 psi (160 MPa) minimum with no controls on carbon content.

    1.2.2 Grade BBars having a yield point of 29 000 psi (200 MPa) minimum with carbon 0.28 % maximum.

    1.2.3 Rivets are manufactured from the applicable bar grade.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.


    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

    A29/A29M Specification for General Requirements for Steel Bars, Carbon and Alloy, Hot-Wrought

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products

    F1470 Practice for Fastener Sampling for Specified Mechanical Properties and Performance Inspection


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 21.060.40 (Rivets)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31162200(Rivets)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0031-04R09

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