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1.1 This specification covers a group of common requirements that, unless otherwise specified in the material specification, apply to hot-rolled and cold-rolled alloy steel sheet and strip under each of the following specifications: A506, A507, and A873/A873M.
1.2 In case of any conflict in requirements, the requirements of the individual material specification shall prevail over those of this general specification.
1.3 The purchaser may specify additional requirements which do not negate any of the provisions of this general specification or of the individual material specification. Such additional requirements, the acceptance of which are subject to negotiation with the supplier, must be included in the order information (see 4.1.9).
1.4 For purposes of determining conformance with this specification and the various material specifications referenced in 1.1, values shall be rounded to the nearest unit in the right-hand place of figures used in expressing the limiting values in accordance with the rounding provisions of Test Methods and Definitions A370 and Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology A751.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A506 Specification for Alloy and Structural Alloy Steel, Sheet and Strip, Hot-Rolled and Cold-Rolled
A507 Specification for Drawing Alloy Steel, Sheet and Strip, Hot-Rolled and Cold-Rolled
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
A873/A873M Specification for Steel Sheet and Strip, Chromium-Molybdenum Alloy, for Pressure Vessels Withdrawn. The last approved version of this historical standard is referenced on www.astm.org.
A919 Terminology Relating to Heat Treatment of Metals
Military StandardMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)