This specification covers high-yield, quenched, and tempered alloy steel plates for use in welded bridges and other structures. Plates shall be subjected to heat treatment to conform to the tensile and hardness requirements for thickness, tensile strength, yield strength, elongation, reduction of area, and Brinell hardness. Heat and product analysis shall conform to the chemical requirements for carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, nickel, chromium, molybdenum, vanadium, titanium, zirconium, copper, boron, and columbium. Conformance to required mechanical properties shall be determined by tension and hardness tests.
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1.1 This specification covers quenched and tempered alloy steel plates of structural quality in thicknesses of 6 in. [150 mm] and under intended primarily for use in welded bridges and other structures.
Note 1—All grades are not available in a maximum thickness of 6 in. [150 mm]. See Table 1 for thicknesses available in each grade.
1.2 If the steel is to be welded, it is presupposed that a welding procedure suitable for the grade of steel and intended use or service will be utilized. See Appendix X 3 of Specification A6/A6M for information on weldability.
1.3 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system is to be used independently of the other, without combining values in any way.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A6/A6M Specification for General Requirements for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes, and Sheet Piling
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
alloy; bridges; high-yield-strength; plates; quenched; steel; structural steel; tempered; welded construction; Alloy steel plate--specifications; Basic-oxygen steel; Bridge/structural materials--specifications; Electric-furnace steel; Fine-grain steel; High-yield-strength steel plate; Open-hearth steel--specifications; Quenched and tempered steels (specifications); Structural steel (SS) plate--specifications; Welded steel plate/sheet/strip--specifications; Alloy steel plate--specifications; Basic-oxygen steel; Bridge/structural materials--specifications; Electric-furnace steel; Fine-grain steel; High-yield-strength steel plate; Open-hearth steel--specifications; Quenched and tempered steels (specifications); Structural steel (SS) plate--specifications; Welded steel plate/sheet/strip--specifications;
ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)
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