Pages: 19 Published: Sep 2007

When comparing steel standards from different national and international standard development organizations (SDOs), there is no such thing as *equivalent* steel standards. At best, one may be able to group *comparable* steel standards together based on some defined set of rules, which has been done in this handbook. For example, ASTM A 516/A 516M Grade 70 is *comparable* to JIS G 3118 symbol SGV 480 and to EN 10028-2 steel name P295GH, based on chemical compositions, mechanical properties, and application. Yet they are not *equivalent* since there are differences in all three standards. Comparing steel standards is not an exact science and cannot be made into a mathematical equation where two sides of an equation are equal to one another, since there will always be differences between standards.

**Paper ID:** MNL12043D

**Committee/Subcommittee:** A01.10

**DOI:** 10.1520/MNL12043D

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