This specification covers austenitic stainless steels in the annealed and normally required cold-worked conditions. They shall be formed in different shapes such as sheets, strips, plates and flat bars. The steels shall adhere to specified chemical composition requirements. Mechanical properties such as yield strength, tensile strength, elongation, hardness, and bending shall be determined. The specimens shall be subjected to tension test, free-bend test, and controlled-bend or V-block test.
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1.1 This specification covers austenitic stainless steels in the annealed and normally required cold-worked conditions for various structural, architectural, pressure vessel, magnetic, cryogenic, and heat-resisting applications. (This revision of Specification A666 replaces prior Specifications A412 and A177.)
1.2 The application of this specification, or the use of material covered by this specification does not automatically allow usage in pressure vessel applications. Only annealed conditions of grades specifically approved by the ASME code are permitted for pressure vessel use.
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.
A240/A240M Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A480/A480M Specification for General Requirements for Flat-Rolled Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip
A484/A484M Specification for General Requirements for Stainless Steel Bars, Billets, and Forgings
austenitic stainless steel; cold-worked stainless steel; stainless steel flat bar; stainless steel plate; stainless steel sheet; stainless steel strip; Annealed steel--specifications; Austenitic stainless steel--specifications; Austenitic stainless steel sheet/strip/plate--specifications; Cold-worked steel--specifications; Cryogenic service environments; Magnetic materials/applications--specifications; Pressure vessel steel bars--specifications; Pressure vessel steel plate--specifications; Pressure vessel steel sheet--specifications; Stainless steel plate/sheet/strip--specifications; Steel plate--specifications; Steel sheet--specifications; Steel sheet/strip/plate--specifications; Steel strip; Structural steel (SS) bars--specifications; Structural steel (SS) plate--specifications; Structural steel (SS) shapes--specifications; Structural steel (SS) sheet/strip--specifications;
ICS Number Code 77.140.20 (Steels of high quality); 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)
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