ASTM WK42508

    Work Item: ASTM WK42508 - Revision of A573 / A573M - 05(2009) Standard Specification for Structural Carbon Steel Plates of Improved Toughness

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    Active Standard: A573 / A573M - 13

    Developed by Subcommittee: A01.02 | Committee A01 | Contact Staff Manager



    1. Rationale

    S737-13A A task group has been formed to address the phosphorus and sulfur levels in the steel standards covered by Committee A01.02. The goal is to align the levels of these two elements to be consistent with current standard metallurgical processes. While this may result in alignment of ASTM standards with other international standards covering similar steels, this would be a byproduct of the changes rather than the impetus for the changes. The task group has proposed a level of 0.030% maximum for each element for plate materials and values of 0.035% maximum and 0.045% maximum respectively for phosphorus and sulfur for bars and shapes at this time.


    Keywords

    carbon steel; plates; structural steel; toughness; welded construction; Basic-oxygen steel; Carbon steel plate--specifications; Fusion-welded materials/applications--specifications; Manganese alloy steel plate--specifications; Structural steel (SS) plate--specifications ;
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    06-14-2013

    Technical Contact:
    Allen Harrold

    Item:
    006

    Ballot:
    A01 (13-03)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved as A573/A573M-2013 and Pending Publication