Active Standard ASTM A696 | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.15
Book of Standards Volume: 01.05
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This specification covers hot-wrought and cold-finished special quality carbon steel bars, in straight lengths only, subject to mechanical property requirements and intended for use in manufacturing components for pressure piping and other pressure-containing applications. The steel bars are furnished in Grade B and Grade C and shall be made by melting, deoxidation, hot and cold working, heat treatment, and shall have special quality. Heat and product analyses shall be performed on the material and the chemical composition shall conform to the values required in carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, and lead. The carbon steel shall undergo tensile testing and conform to the required tensile strength, yield strength, and elongation.
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1.1 This specification covers hot-wrought and cold-finished special quality carbon steel bars, in straight lengths only, subject to mechanical property requirements and intended for use in manufacturing components for pressure piping and other pressure-containing applications.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered 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.
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
ICS Number Code 77.140.60 (Steel bars and rods)
UNSPSC Code 30263600(Carbon steel bars)