ASTM A988/A988M-07

    Historical Standard: ASTM A988/A988M-07 Standard Specification for Hot Isostatically-Pressed Stainless Steel Flanges, Fittings, Valves, and Parts for High Temperature Service

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    ASTM A988 / A988M

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers hot isostatically-pressed, powder metallurgy, stainless steel piping components for use in pressure systems. Included are flanges, fittings, valves, and similar parts made to specified dimensions or to dimensional standards, such as in ASME specification B16.5.

    1.2 Several grades of martensitic, austenitic, age hardening, and austenitic-ferritic stainless steels are included in this specification.

    1.3 Supplementary requirements are provided for use when additional testing or inspection is desired. These shall apply only when specified individually by the purchaser in the order.

    1.4 This specification is expressed in both inch-pound units and in SI units. Unless the order specifies the applicable "M" specification designation (SI units), however, the material shall be furnished to inch-pound units.

    1.5 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as the standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in parentheses. 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.

    The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to test methods portions 8.1, 8.2, 9.5-9.7, and Section 10 of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    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

    A262 Practices for Detecting Susceptibility to Intergranular Attack in Austenitic Stainless Steels

    A275/A275M Practice for Magnetic Particle Examination of Steel Forgings

    A745/A745M Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Austenitic Steel Forgings

    A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products

    A923 Test Methods for Detecting Detrimental Intermetallic Phase in Duplex Austenitic/Ferritic Stainless Steels

    A961/A961M Specification for Common Requirements for Steel Flanges, Forged Fittings, Valves, and Parts for Piping Applications

    B311 Test Method for Density of Powder Metallurgy (PM) Materials Containing Less Than Two Percent Porosity

    E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

    E165 Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry

    E340 Test Method for Macroetching Metals and Alloys

    E606 Practice for Strain-Controlled Fatigue Testing

    G48 Test Methods for Pitting and Crevice Corrosion Resistance of Stainless Steels and Related Alloys by Use of Ferric Chloride Solution

    ASME Specifications and Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes

    B16.5 Dimensional Standards for Steel Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings Available from American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME International Headquarters, Three Park Ave., New York, NY 10016-5990, http://www.asme.org.

    ASME Specification IX Welding Qualifications

    SFA-5.11 Specification for Nickel and Nickel-Alloy Covered Welding Electrodes


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 49.025.10 (Steels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40170000(Pipe piping and pipe fittings)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0988_A0988M-07

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