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This specification deals with flat-rolled electrical steels for magnetic applications. These steels are composed principally of iron with relatively small amounts of alloying elements such as silicon and aluminum. The magnetic properties of the material shall be specified. Electrical steels are normally provided with an electrical resistivity appropriate to the core-loss limit and the specified end use. The surface insulation ability may differ widely with the class of electrical steel and the intended end use. Several types of applied coatings available to attain different levels of insulation ability are: C-0, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-4AS, C-5, C5-AS, and C-6. Mechanical properties such as ductility, lamination factor, tensile or yield strength, and so forth shall be specified. Magnetic, electrical, and mechanical tests shall be made.
This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.
1.1 This specification covers general procedures for specifying requirements in the procurement and delivery of flat-rolled electrical steels for magnetic applications. When an applicable individual specification does not exist, this specification enables the user to order a suitable material to be supplied under controlled conditions with respect to magnetic quality, sampling, testing, packaging, and so forth, by specifying certain requirements on the purchase order and citing this specification.
1.2 Individual ASTM electrical steel specifications that are in conformity with this specification are Specifications A677, A683, A726, A840, A876, and A1086.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A34/A34M Practice for Sampling and Procurement Testing of Magnetic Materials
A340 Terminology of Symbols and Definitions Relating to Magnetic Testing
A341/A341M Test Method for Direct Current Magnetic Properties of Materials Using D-C Permeameters and the Ballistic Test Methods
A343/A343M Test Method for Alternating-Current Magnetic Properties of Materials at Power Frequencies Using Wattmeter-Ammeter-Voltmeter Method and 25-cm Epstein Test Frame
A348/A348M Test Method for Alternating Current Magnetic Properties of Materials Using the Wattmeter-Ammeter-Voltmeter Method, 100 to 10a??000 Hz and 25-cm Epstein Frame
A596/A596M Test Method for Direct-Current Magnetic Properties of Materials Using the Ballistic Method and Ring Specimens
A664 Practice for Identification of Standard Electrical Steel Grades in ASTM Specifications
A677 Specification for Nonoriented Electrical Steel Fully Processed Types
A683 Specification for Nonoriented Electrical Steel, Semiprocessed Types
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
A712 Test Method for Electrical Resistivity of Soft Magnetic Alloys
A717/A717M Test Method for Surface Insulation Resistivity of Single-Strip Specimens
A719/A719M Test Method for Lamination Factor of Magnetic Materials
A720/A720M Test Method for Ductility of Nonoriented Electrical Steel
A721/A721M Test Method for Ductility of Oriented Electrical Steel
A726 Specification for Cold-Rolled Magnetic Lamination Quality Steel, Semiprocessed Types
A773/A773M Test Method for dc Magnetic Properties of Materials Using Ring and Permeameter Procedures with dc Electronic Hysteresigraphs
A804/A804M Test Methods for Alternating-Current Magnetic Properties of Materials at Power Frequencies Using Sheet-Type Test Specimens
A840 Specification for Fully Processed Magnetic Lamination Steel
A876 Specification for Flat-Rolled, Grain-Oriented, Silicon-Iron, Electrical Steel, Fully Processed Types
A889/A889M Test Method for Alternating-Current Magnetic Properties of Materials at Low Magnetic Flux Density Using the Voltmeter-Ammeter-Wattmeter-Varmeter Method and 25-cm Epstein Frame
A937/A937M Test Method for Determining Interlaminar Resistance of Insulating Coatings Using Two Adjacent Test Surfaces
A971/A971M Test Method for Measuring Edge Taper and Crown of Flat-Rolled Electrical Steel Coils
A976 Classification of Insulating Coatings for Electrical Steels by Composition, Relative Insulating Ability and Application
ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)
UNSPSC Code 31380000(Magnets and magnetic materials)
ASTM A345-14, Standard Specification for Flat-Rolled Electrical Steels for Magnetic Applications, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top