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This specification covers carbon steel plates, intended for forging, quenching-and-tempering, and similar applications in which uniformity of composition and freedom from injurious imperfections are important. Heat analysis of steel shall conform to the chemical requirements for carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, and silicon.
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1.1 This specification covers carbon steel plates, forging quality, intended for forging, quenching-and-tempering, and similar applications in which uniformity of composition and freedom from injurious imperfections are important.
1.2 The plates are available in six grades, or chemical compositions.
1.3 When 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 X3 of Specification A6/A6M for information on weldability.
1.4 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.
A6/A6M Specification for General Requirements for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes, and Sheet Piling
ASME CodeASMEBoilerandPressur Section IX, Welding Qualifications
ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)
UNSPSC Code 30102204(Steel plate)