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    ASTM A592/A592M-04(2009)

    Standard Specification for High-Strength Quenched and Tempered Low-Alloy Steel Forged Fittings and Parts for Pressure Vessels


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers high-strength quenched and tempered low-alloy steel forged fittings and parts for pressure vessels. The maximum thickness of forgings under this specification shall be 1½ in. [38 mm] for Grade A, and 4 in. [100 mm] for Grades E and F.

    Note 1—These grades are similar to corresponding grades in Specification A 517/A 517M.

    1.2 Although no provision is made for supplementary requirements in this standard, the supplementary requirements in Specification A 788/A 788M may be considered by the purchaser.

    1.3 Welding technique is of fundamental importance and it is presupposed that welding procedures will be in accordance with approved methods for the class of material used.

    1.4 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.

    1.5 Unless the order specifies the applicable M specification designation, the material shall be furnished to the inch-pound units.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.060.01 (Valves in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31132100(Steel forgings)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/A0592_A0592M-04R09

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    Citation Format

    ASTM A592 / A592M-04(2009), Standard Specification for High-Strength Quenched and Tempered Low-Alloy Steel Forged Fittings and Parts for Pressure Vessels, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.org

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