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1.1 This specification covers low-carbon age-hardening nickel - copper - chromium - molybdenum - columbium alloy steel plates for general applications.
1.2 One grade with three different conditions is provided as follows:
|Grade and Class||Condition|
|Grade A, Class 1||as-rolled and precipitation heat treated|
|Grade A, Class 2||normalized and precipitation heat treated|
|Grade A, Class 3||quenched and precipitation heat treated|
1.3 Grade A provides minimum yield strength levels ranging from 50 to 85 ksi [345 to 585 MPa], depending on thickness and condition.
1.4 Grade A, Class 1, plates are limited to a maximum thickness of 3/4 in. [20 mm]. The maximum thickness of Grade A, Classes 2 and 3, is limited only by the capacity of the composition to meet the specified mechanical property requirements; however, current practice normally limits the maximum thickness to 8 in. [200 mm].
1.5 Mandatory notch toughness requirements are specified for Grade A, Class 1.
1.6 When the steel is to be welded, it is presupposed that a welding procedure suitable for the grade of steel and intended use or service will be utilized. See Appendix X3 of Specification A6/A6M for information on weldability.
1.7 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.
A6/A6M Specification for General Requirements for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes, and Sheet Piling
A673/A673M Specification for Sampling Procedure for Impact Testing of Structural Steel
ICS Number Code 77.080.20 (Steels)