Active Standard: A131 / A131M - 13
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.
Keywordsbars; 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;
Ballot Item Approved as A131/A131M-2013 and Pending Publication