S756-14A 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 greater than 15 in width. Phosphorus and sulfur maximums for shapes, piling, bars, and plates less than or equal to 15 in width remain as they have been previously published.
Keywordsatmospheric corrosion resistance; bars; bolted construction; bridges; buildings; durability; high-strength; low-alloy; plates; riveted construction; shapes; steel; structural steel; weight; welded construction; Atmospheric corrosion materials/applications--specifications; Bolted construction materials/applications--specifications; Bridge/structural materials--specifications; HSLA (high-strength low-alloy) steel bars--specifications; HSLA (high-strength low-alloy) steel plate--specifications; Riveted construction--specifications; Steel bars--specifications; Structural steel (SS) bars--specifications;
Ballot Item Approved as A588/A588M-2015 and Pending Publication