This specification covers hot-finished or cold-finished plate, sheet, and strip in the more commonly used types of stainless free machining steels designed especially for optimum machinability and for general corrosion and high temperature service. Stainless and heat-resisting plate, sheet, and strip, are covered in separated specifications. The steel shall be made by one or more of the following processes: electric-arc, electric-induction, or other suitable commercial processes. The chemical composition shall conform to the requirements specified. Hardness test shall conform to the hardness requirements specified.
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1.1 This specification covers hot-finished or cold-finished plate, sheet, and strip in the more commonly used types of stainless free machining steels designed especially for optimum machinability and for general corrosion and high temperature service. Stainless and heat-resisting plate, sheet, and strip, other than free-machining types, are covered in separate specifications.
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.
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
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
SAE J 1086 Recommended Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys
Corrosive service applications--plate/sheet/strip; High-temperature service applications--steel plate/sheet; Stainless steel plate/sheet/strip--specifications; Steel sheet--specifications; Steel sheet/strip/plate--specifications;
ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)
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