ASTM WK44432

    Revision of A508 / A508M - 05b(2010) Standard Specification for Quenched and Tempered Vacuum-Treated Carbon and Alloy Steel Forgings for Pressure Vessels

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    Active Standard: A508 / A508M - 14

    Developed by Subcommittee: A01.06 | Committee A01 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    Mechanical property test frequency is currently defined in terms of rough machined weight. The intent of this work item is to replace this term with weight at time of heat treatment which more clearly defines the intent of the specification since rough machining could be performed either before or after heat treatment depending on indiviual manufacturers methods.


    chromium-molybdenum steel; nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloy steels; pressure vessel service; quenched and tempered steels; steel forgingsalloy; steel forgings carbon; vacuum-treated steels; Vacuum treated steel forgings--specifications; Alloy steel forgings--specifications; Carbon steel forgings--specifications; Chromium-molybdenum steel--specifications; Nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloys--specifications; Nuclear applications/materials--steel (specifications); Pressure vessel steel forgings--specifications; Quenched and tempered steels (specifications) ;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Patrick Nowak


    A01 (14-02)

    Ballot Item Approved as A508/A508M-2014 and Pending Publication