In order to reflect current production capabilities, a reduction in the maximum limits of sulfur and phosphorous are proposed. The reductions proposed are in accordance with similar reductions implemented in the revisions of ASTM A216 that were approved in 2012. This change would have the incidental effect of aligning the ASTM specification more closely to other worldwide specifications for similar materials.
Keywordsalloy steel; martensitic stainless steel; pressure containing parts; stainless steel; steel castings; Alloy steel castings--specifications; Pressure vessel steel castings--specifications; Stainless steel castings--specifications; Steel castings--specifications
Ballot Item Approved as A487/A487M-2014 and Pending Publication