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This specification covers carbon steel plates of low- and intermediate-tensile strengths which may be made by killed, semi-killed, capped, or rimmed steel. These plates are intended for fusion-welded pressure vessels. Plates are normally supplied in the as-rolled condition. The steel shall conform to the required chemical compositions. The plates, as represented by the tension test specimens, shall conform to the mechanical property requirements.
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1.1 This specification covers carbon steel plates of low- and intermediate-tensile strengths which may be killed or semi-killed at the producer’s option. These plates are intended for fusion-welded pressure vessels.
1.2 Plates under this specification are available in three grades having different strength levels as follows:
Tensile Strength, ksi [MPa]
1.3 The maximum thickness of plates is limited by the capacity of the composition to meet the specified mechanical property requirements.
Note 1: For killed carbon steels only, refer to the following ASTM specifications:
Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, Manganese-Silicon
Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, for Intermediate- and Higher-Temperature Service
Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, for Moderate- and Lower-Temperature Service
1.4 For plates produced from coil and furnished without heat treatment or with stress relieving only, the additional requirements, including additional testing requirements and the reporting of additional test results, of Specification apply.
1.5 The values stated in either inch-pound units 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 must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification.
1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A20/A20M Specification for General Requirements for Steel Plates for Pressure Vessels
A299/A299M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, Manganese-Silicon
A435/A435M Specification for Straight-Beam Ultrasonic Examination of Steel Plates
A515/A515M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, for Intermediate- and Higher-Temperature Service
A516/A516M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, for Moderate- and Lower-Temperature Service
A577/A577M Specification for Ultrasonic Angle-Beam Examination of Steel Plates
A578/A578M Specification for Straight-Beam Ultrasonic Examination of Rolled Steel Plates for Special Applications
ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)
UNSPSC Code 30102204(Steel plate)
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ASTM A285 / A285M-17, Standard Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, Low- and Intermediate-Tensile Strength, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.orgBack to Top