Active Standard ASTM F738M | Developed by Subcommittee: F16.04
Book of Standards Volume: 01.08
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This specification covers the chemical and mechanical requirements for stainless steel metric bolts, screws, and studs with nominal thread diameters M1.6 through M36 and is intended for use in engineering applications requiring general corrosion resistance. Eight groups of stainless steel alloys are covered, including three austenitic (grades A1, A2, and A4), one ferritic (grade F1), three martensitic (grades C1, C3, and C4), and one precipitation hardening (grade P1). The chemical composition of the material shall conform to the requirements prescribed. Tensile strength, yield strength, elongation, and torsional strength shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed.This specification covers the material, dimensions, and construction of 5 and 10-gal (20 and 40-L) tanks purchased to store and dispense lubricating oils. The tanks are industrial safety cans mounted on a T-bar bracket, complete with drip tray. Internal air pressure test shall be performed on the tank to meet the requirements prescribed. There should be no visible seam leakage when subjected to underwater or soap bubble test.
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1.1 This specification covers the chemical and mechanical requirements for stainless steel metric bolts, screws, and studs with nominal thread diameters M1.6 through M36 and is intended for use in engineering applications requiring general corrosion resistance.
1.2 Eight groups of stainless steel alloys are covered, including three austenitic (Grades A1, A2, and A4), one ferritic (Grade F1), three martensitic (Grades C1, C3, and C4), and one precipitation hardening (Grade P1).
1.3 Twenty property classes are covered, including nine austenitic, two ferritic, eight martensitic, and one precipitation hardening. The property classes with the permissible alloys for each are listed in Table 1.
1.4 This specification is based in concept and content on ISO 3506. The chemical and mechanical requirements specified for all property classes, except as given in 1.4.1, are essentially identical with classes of the same designation in ISO 3506.
1.4.1 This specification includes all of the property classes covered in ISO 3506. Additionally, it includes property classes A1-70, A2-70, A4-70, A1-80, A2-80, and A4-80 for products with nominal thread diameters larger than M20; and four non-ISO property classes, C1-110, C4-110, C3-120; and P1-90.
1.5 Supplementary requirements of an optional nature are provided, applicable only when agreed upon between the manufacturer and the purchaser at the time of the inquiry and order.
1.6 Suitable nuts for use with bolts, screws, and studs included in this specification are covered by Specification F 836M
1.7 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.8 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method described in this specification. This standard does not purport to address the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A276 Specification for Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes
A342/A342M Test Methods for Permeability of Feebly Magnetic Materials
A380 Practice for Cleaning, Descaling, and Passivation of Stainless Steel Parts, Equipment, and Systems
A484/A484M Specification for General Requirements for Stainless Steel Bars, Billets, and Forgings
A493 Specification for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods for Cold Heading and Cold Forging
A555/A555M Specification for General Requirements for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods
A564/A564M Specification for Hot-Rolled and Cold-Finished Age-Hardening Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes
A582/A582M Specification for Free-Machining Stainless Steel Bars
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E353 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Stainless, Heat-Resisting, Maraging, and Other Similar Chromium-Nickel-Iron Alloys
F606M Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, and Rivets (Metric)
F836M Specification for Style 1 Stainless Steel Metric Nuts (Metric)
F1470 Practice for Fastener Sampling for Specified Mechanical Properties and Performance Inspection
ISO StandardISO 3506 Corrosion-Resistant Stainless Steel Fasteners Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
ICS Number Code 21.060.10 (Bolts, screws, studs)