ASTM A940/A940M-06

    Historical Standard: ASTM A940/A940M-06 Standard Specification for Vacuum Treated Steel Forgings, Alloy, Differentially Heat Treated, for Turbine Rotors

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    ASTM A940 / A940M

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers vacuum treated, alloy steel forgings, differentially heat treated for turbine rotors.

    1.2 Differential heat treatment of a rotor forging involves subjecting two portions of the forging concurrently to two different austenitizing temperatures followed by two different cooling rates for normalizing and quenching, and then tempering, to achieve creep resistance in the high pressure (HP) portion and high toughness in the low pressure (LP) portion.

    1.3 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.


    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

    A418/A418M Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Turbine and Generator Steel Rotor Forgings

    A470/A470M Specification for Vacuum-Treated Carbon and Alloy Steel Forgings for Turbine Rotors and Shafts

    A472/A472M Specification for Heat Stability of Steam Turbine Shafts and Rotor Forgings

    A788/A788M Specification for Steel Forgings, General Requirements

    E139 Test Methods for Conducting Creep, Creep-Rupture, and Stress-Rupture Tests of Metallic Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.85 (Iron and steel forgings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31132100(Steel forgings)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0940_A0940M-06

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