ASTM A537 / A537M - 13(2019)

    Standard Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Heat-Treated, Carbon-Manganese-Silicon Steel

    Active Standard ASTM A537 / A537M | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.04


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    Abstract

    This specification covers the standard for heat-treated carbon manganese-silicon steel plates intended for fusion welded pressure vessels and structures. The steel shall be killed and undergo normalization, quenching and tempering. Heat and product analyses shall be performed on the materials and results shall conform to the required values in chemical composition in carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, copper, nickel, chromium and molybdenum. Mechanical testing like tension test shall be done on the plates and shall conform to the required tensile strength, yield strength, and elongation.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification2 covers heat-treated carbon-manganese-silicon steel plates intended for fusion welded pressure vessels and structures.

    1.2 Plates furnished under this specification are available in the following three classes:

     Class

     Heat
    Treatment

     Thickness

    Yield
    Strength,
    min, ksi
    [MPa]

    Tensile
    Strength,
    min, ksi
    [MPa]

     

     

     

     

     

    1

    Normalized

    21/2 in. and under [65 mm and under]

    50
    [345]

    70
    [485]

     

     

    Over 21/2 to 4 in.
    [Over 65 to 100 mm]

    45
    [310]

    65
    [450]

     

     

     

     

     

    2

    Quenched and tempered

    21/2 in. and under [65 mm and under]

    60
    [415]

    80
    [550]

     

     

    Over 21/2 to 4 in.
    [Over 65 to 100 mm]

    55
    [380]

    75
    [515]

     

     

    Over 4 to 6 in.
    [Over 100 to 150 mm]

    46
    [315]

    70
    [485]

     

     

     

     

     

    3

    Quenched and tempered

    21/2 in. and under [65 mm and under]

    55
    [380]

    80
    [550]

    Over 21/2 to 4 in.
    [Over 65 to 100 mm]

    50
    [345]

    75
    [515]

    Over 4 to 6 in.
    [Over 100 to 150 mm]

    40
    [275]

    70
    [485]

    1.3 The maximum thickness of plates furnished under this specification is 4 in. [100 mm] for Class 1 and 6 in. [150 mm] for Class 2 and Class 3.

    1.4 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 is to be used independently of the other without combining values in any way.

    1.5 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.

    ASTM Standards

    A20/A20M Specification for General Requirements for Steel Plates for Pressure Vessels

    A435/A435M Specification for Straight-Beam Ultrasonic Examination of Steel Plates

    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 Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30102204(Steel plate)


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    DOI: 10.1520/A0537_A0537M-13R19

    Citation Format

    ASTM A537 / A537M-13(2019), Standard Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Heat-Treated, Carbon-Manganese-Silicon Steel, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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