ASTM A372/A372M-12

    Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Forgings for Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification2 covers relatively thin-walled forgings (including gas bottles) for pressure vessel use. Three types of carbon steel and six types of alloy steel are included. Provision is made for integrally forging the ends of vessel bodies made from seamless pipe or tubing.

    Note 1When working to the chemical and tensile requirements of this specification, the influence of wall thickness and cooling rate will necessarily eliminate certain forging sizes in each class.
    Note 2Designations have been changed as follows:

    Current

    Formerly

    Grade A

    Type I

    Grade B

    Type II

    Grade C

    Type III

    Grade D

    Type IV

    Grade E Class 55

    Type V Grade 1 Class 55

    Grade E Class 65

    Type V Grade 1 Class 65

    Grade E Class 70

    Type V Grade 1 Class 70

    Grade F Class 55

    Type V Grade 2 Class 55

    Grade F Class 65

    Type V Grade 2 Class 65

    Grade F Class 70

    Type V Grade 2 Class 70

    Grade G Class 55

    Type V Grade 3 Class 55

    Grade G Class 65

    Type V Grade 3 Class 65

    Grade G Class 70

    Type V Grade 3 Class 70

    Grade H Class 55

    Type V Grade 4 Class 55

    Grade H Class 65

    Type V Grade 4 Class 65

    Grade H Class 70

    Type V Grade 4 Class 70

    Grade J Class 55

    Type V Grade 5 Class 55

    Grade J Class 65

    Type V Grade 5 Class 65

    Grade J Class 70

    Type V Grade 5 Class 70

    Grade K

    Type VI

    Grade L

    Type VII

    Grade J Class 110

    Type VIII

    Grade M Class 85

    Type IX Class A

    Grade M Class 100

    Type IX Class B


    1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound 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.

    1.3 Unless the order specifies the applicable “M” specification designation (SI units), the material shall be furnished to 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.

    ASTM Standards

    A275/A275M Practice for Magnetic Particle Examination of Steel Forgings

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A388/A388M Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Steel Forgings

    A530/A530M Specification for General Requirements for Specialized Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe

    A788/A788M Specification for Steel Forgings, General Requirements

    E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

    E165/E165M Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry

    E290 Test Methods for Bend Testing of Material for Ductility

    E433 Reference Photographs for Liquid Penetrant Inspection

    Other Standard

    ASMEBoilerandPressur


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.85 (Iron and steel forgings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31132100(Steel forgings)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0372_A0372M-12

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