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This specification covers vacuum treated, alloy steel forgings, differentially heat treated for turbine rotors.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys, this specification was withdrawn in November 2017. This standard is being withdrawn without replacement due to its limited use by industry.
1.1 This specification covers vacuum treated, alloy steel forgings, differentially heat treated for turbine rotors.
1.2 Differential heat treatment of a rotor forging involves subjecting two portions of the forging concurrently to two different austenitizing temperatures followed by two different cooling rates for normalizing and quenching, and then tempering, to achieve creep resistance in the high pressure (HP) portion and high toughness in the low pressure (LP) portion.
1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A275/A275M Practice for Magnetic Particle Examination of Steel Forgings
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A418/A418M Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Turbine and Generator Steel Rotor Forgings
A470/A470M Specification for Vacuum-Treated Carbon and Alloy Steel Forgings for Turbine Rotors and Shafts
A472/A472M Specification for Heat Stability of Steam Turbine Shafts and Rotor Forgings
A788/A788M Specification for Steel Forgings, General Requirements
E139 Test Methods for Conducting Creep, Creep-Rupture, and Stress-Rupture Tests of Metallic Materials
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ASTM A940 / A940M-06(2016), Standard Specification for Vacuum Treated Steel Forgings, Alloy, Differentially Heat Treated, for Turbine Rotors (Withdrawn 2017), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top