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This specification covers quenched and tempered high-strength low-alloy structural steel plates for welded, riveted, or bolted construction.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys, this specification was withdrawn in October 2010. This standard was withdrawn without replacement due to its limited use by the industry.
1.1 This specification covers quenched and tempered high-strength low-alloy structural steel plates for welded, riveted, or bolted construction. It is intended primarily for use in welded bridges and buildings where savings in weight, added durability, and good notch toughness are important. The atmospheric corrosion resistance of this steel in most environments is substantially better than that of carbon structural steels with or without copper addition (see Note 1). When properly exposed to the atmosphere, this steel can be used bare (unpainted) for many applications. Welding technique is of fundamental importance, and it is presupposed that the welding procedure will be suitable for the steel and the intended service. This specification is limited to material up to 4 in. [100 mm], inclusive, in thickness. See Appendix X3 of Specification A 6/A 6M for information on weldability. Note 1—For methods of estimating the atmospheric corrosion resistance of low-alloy steels, see Guide G 101.
1.2 Plates produced under this specification are impact tested at a temperature not higher than 50°F [10°C].
1.3 The values stated in 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 item 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 this 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.
A6/A6M Specification for General Requirements for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes, and Sheet Piling
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A673/A673M Specification for Sampling Procedure for Impact Testing of Structural Steel
G101 Guide for Estimating the Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance of Low-Alloy Steels
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ASTM A852 / A852M-03(2007), Standard Specification for Quenched and Tempered Low-Alloy Structural Steel Plate with 70 ksi [485 MPa] Minimum Yield Strength to 4 in. [100 mm] Thick (Withdrawn 2010), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2007, www.astm.orgBack to Top