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1.1 This guide covers the editorial form and style for product specifications under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee A-1.
Note 1-For standards other than product specifications, such as test methods, practices, and guides, see the appropriate sections of Form and Style for ASTM Standards (Blue Book).
1.2 Subcommittees preparing new product specifications or revising existing ones should follow the practices and procedures outlined herein, and be guided by the latest specification covering similar commodities.
1.3 This guide has been prepared as a supplement to the current edition of the Blue Book, and is appropriate for use by the subcommittees to Committee A-1. This guide is to be applied in conjunction with the Blue Book.
1.4 If a conflict exists between this guide and the mandatory sections of the current edition of the Blue Book, the Blue Book requirements have precedence. If a conflict exists between this guide and the nonmandatory sections of the current edition of the Blue Book, this guide has precedence.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
Federal StandardFed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipments (Civil Agencies) Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Phila., PA 19111-5094, Attn: NPODS.
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A488/A488M Practice for Steel Castings, Welding, Qualifications of Procedures and Personnel
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
A941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys
A1058 Test Methods for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products--Metric
E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing
E1282 Guide for Specifying the Chemical Compositions and Selecting Sampling Practices and Quantitative Analysis Methods for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel CodesSectionIX Welding and Brazing Qualifications
ICS Number Code 01.110 (Technical product documentation); 77.140.01 (Iron and steel products in general)
UNSPSC Code 11101704(Steel); 11171600(Stainless steel alloys)