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1.1 This specification covers the detailed requirements to which the specified grades of flat-rolled, grain-oriented, fully processed electrical steels shall conform. These steels are used primarily in transformer cores operating at moderate to high magnetic flux densities at commercial power frequencies (50 and 60 Hz).
1.2 These grain-oriented electrical steels are low-carbon, silicon-iron alloys with a silicon content of approximately 3.2 % in which low core loss and high permeability in the direction of rolling have been achieved by appropriate metallurgical processing.
1.3 The electrical-steel grades described in this specification include (1) conventional grain-oriented electrical steel tested at 15 kG (1.5 T) in accordance with Test Method A343/A343M, (2) conventional grain-oriented electrical steel tested at 17 kG (1.7 T) in accordance with Test Method A343/A343M, (3) high-permeability grain-oriented electrical steel tested at 17 kG (1.7 T) in accordance with Test Method A343/A343M, and (4) laser-scribed high-permeability grain-oriented electrical steel tested at 17 kG (1.7 T) in accordance with Test Methods A804/A804M.
1.4 The values stated in customary (cgs-emu and inch-pound) units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units, which 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.
A34/A34M Practice for Sampling and Procurement Testing of Magnetic Materials
A340 Terminology of Symbols and Definitions Relating to Magnetic Testing
A343/A343M Test Method for Alternating-Current Magnetic Properties of Materials at Power Frequencies Using Wattmeter-Ammeter-Voltmeter Method and 25-cm Epstein Test Frame
A345 Specification for Flat-Rolled Electrical Steels for Magnetic Applications
A664 Practice for Identification of Standard Electrical Steel Grades in ASTM Specifications
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
A717/A717M Test Method for Surface Insulation Resistivity of Single-Strip Specimens
A719/A719M Test Method for Lamination Factor of Magnetic Materials
A721/A721M Test Method for Ductility of Oriented Electrical Steel
A804/A804M Test Methods for Alternating-Current Magnetic Properties of Materials at Power Frequencies Using Sheet-Type Test Specimens
A937/A937M Test Method for Determining Interlaminar Resistance of Insulating Coatings Using Two Adjacent Test Surfaces
A976 Classification of Insulating Coatings for Electrical Steels by Composition, Relative Insulating Ability and Application
ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)
ASTM A876-09e1, Standard Specification for Flat-Rolled, Grain-Oriented, Silicon-Iron, Electrical Steel, Fully Processed Types, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top