Active Standard ASTM A49 | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.01
Book of Standards Volume: 01.04
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This specification covers heat-treated carbon steel joint bars, microalloyed joint bars, and forged compromise joint bars to be used in standard railroad track and production of insulated joints. Manufacturing of the steel shall be done either by basic-oxygen process, electric-furnace process, or both. The chemical composition of the steel joint bars shall be within the limits specified for carbon, manganese, phosphorus, and sulfur. Requirements for heat or cast analysis, product analysis, and tensile testing are detailed. Specifications for the material tensile properties such as tensile strength, yield point, yield strength, and elongation are given.
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1.1 This specification covers heat-treated carbon steel joint bars, microalloyed joint bars, and forged compromise joint bars for general use in standard railroad track.
1.2 The joint bars may be used for the production of insulated joints.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A29/A29M Specification for Steel Bars, Carbon and Alloy, Hot-Wrought, General Requirements for
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
ICS Number Code 77.140.60 (Steel bars and rods)