ASTM WK42615

    Work Item: ASTM WK42615 - Revision of A131 / A131M - 08 Standard Specification for Structural Steel for Ships

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    Active Standard: A131 / A131M - 13

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

    1. Rationale

    Add requirement for killed steels only. Rimmed steels, rimmed and capped steels, and semi-killed steels for structural applications are no longer used or commercially available to any significant extent. It is also recognized that these steelmaking practices are no longer consistent with new steel making technologies that have enhanced the performance of todays structural steels.


    bars; higher strength; ordinary strength; plates; rivets; shapes; ship construction; steel; structural steel; High-strength structural steel--specifications; Riveted construction--specifications; Structural steel (SS) bars--specifications; Structural steel (SS) plate--specifications; Structural steel (SS) shapes--specifications; Shipbuilding steel materials (structural); Structural shipbuilding materials/applications; Ordinary-strength steel;
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Robert Glodowski


    A01 (13-04)

    Ballot Item Approved as A131/A131M-2013 and Pending Publication