Active Standard ASTM A560 / A560M | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.18
Book of Standards Volume: 01.02
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This guide covers standard specification for chromium-nickel alloy castings intended for heat-resisting and elevated-temperature corrosion applications, such as structural members, containers, supports, hangers, spacers, and the like, in corrosive environments. The alloy for the castings shall be made by electric-arc or induction-furnace process. Heat treatment shall be performed wherein the material shall conform to the required chemical composition for carbon, manganese, silicon, sulfur, phosphorus, nitrogen, nitrogen + carbon, iron, titanium, aluminum, columbium, chromium, and nickel. Tensile and Charpy requirements of the alloy used for the casting shall conform to the specified values of tensile strength, yield point, elongation, and unnotched Charpy impact. Mechanical tests like tension test and impact test, if required, shall be made from each melt.
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1.1 This specification covers chromium-nickel alloy castings intended for heat-resisting and elevated-temperature corrosion applications, such as structural members, containers, supports, hangers, spacers, and the like, in corrosive environments up to 2000°F [1090°C].
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A781/A781M Specification for Castings, Steel and Alloy, Common Requirements, for General Industrial Use
A957/A657M Specification for Investment Castings, Steel and Alloy, Common Requirements, for General Industrial Use
ICS Number Code 77.150.40 (Nickel and chromium products)