ASTM A952 / A952M - 02(2010)

    Standard Specification for Forged Grade 80 and Grade 100 Steel Lifting Components and Welded Attachment Links

    Active Standard ASTM A952 / A952M | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.27

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.05

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    This specification covers forged alloy steel lifting components and welded coupling and master links for Grade 80 and Grade 100 alloy chain slings. The steel materials shall be melt processed either by electric process or oxygen blown process. The steel shall be fully killed and shall conform to the required austenitic grain size. Product analysis shall be performed on and the steel specimens shall conform to the required chemical compositions of nickel, chromium, molybdenum, phosphorus and sulfur. Proof tests shall be performed and the materials shall conform to the required values of working load and breaking force. Deformation test, breaking force test and fatigue test shall be performed on the steel materials.

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the requirements for forged alloy steel lifting components and welded coupling and master links for Grade 80 and Grade 100 alloy chain slings as described in Specification A906/A906M.

    1.2 Two grades of components and welded links are covered:

    1.2.1 Grade 80.

    1.2.2 Grade 100.

    1.3 This specification is a performance standard. Other standards apply to use of these products. Some of these standards are: OSHA 1910.184, ASME B30.9, and ASME B30.10.

    1.4 The values stated in either inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A29/A29M Specification for Steel Bars, Carbon and Alloy, Hot-Wrought, General Requirements for

    A391/A391M Specification for Grade 80 Alloy Steel Chain

    A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products

    A906/A906M Specification for Grade 80 and Grade 100 Alloy Steel Chain Slings for Overhead Lifting

    A973/A973M Specification for Grade 100 Alloy Steel Chain

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    E44 Definitions for Terms Relating to Heat Treatment of Metals

    E165 Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry

    E709 Guide for Magnetic Particle Testing

    Other Standards

    ASMEB30.10 Hooks

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 53.020.01 (Lifting appliances in general); 77.140.20 (Steels of high quality)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31151600(Lifting equipment and accessories)

    DOI: 10.1520/A0952_A0952M-02R10

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