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This specification covers iron-nickel-chromium and nickel alloy castings specially processed with restricted melt practices, weldability testing, and nondestructive examination (NDE) requirements for use in pressure retaining parts with corrosive service environments. The choice of manufacturing procedure to be used for producing the alloy castings shall be according to specified metallic contents. Materials shall conform to specified chemical composition and tensile property requirements, and weldability qualifications. Nondestructive examination requirements such as casting thickness shall be evaluated by visual, radiographic, and liquid penetrant inspection. Castings shall be repair welded and solution heat treated prior to final cleaning by blasting, and shall not be peened, plugged, or impregnated.
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1.1 This specification covers iron-nickel-chromium and nickel alloy castings specially processed with restricted melt practices, weldability testing, and nondestructive examination (NDE) requirements.
1.2 A number of grades of iron-nickel-chromium and nickel alloy castings are included in this specification. Since these grades possess varying degrees of suitability for service in corrosive environments, it is the responsibility of the purchaser to determine which grade shall be furnished. Selection will depend on design and service conditions, mechanical properties, and corrosion-resistant characteristics.
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.
1.3.1 This specification is expressed in both inch-pound units and in SI units; however, unless the purchase order or contract specifies the applicable M specification designation (SI units), the inch-pound units shall apply. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets or parentheses.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, 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.
A351/A351M Specification for Castings, Austenitic, for Pressure-Containing Parts
A488/A488M Practice for Steel Castings, Welding, Qualifications of Procedures and Personnel
A494/A494M Specification for Castings, Nickel and Nickel Alloy
A703/A703M Specification for Steel Castings, General Requirements, for Pressure-Containing Parts
A743/A743M Specification for Castings, Iron-Chromium, Iron-Chromium-Nickel, Corrosion Resistant, for General Application
A744/A744M Specification for Castings, Iron-Chromium-Nickel, Corrosion Resistant, for Severe Service
A802/A802M Practice for Steel Castings, Surface Acceptance Standards, Visual Examination
A903/A903M Specification for Steel Castings, Surface Acceptance Standards, Magnetic Particle and Liquid Penetrant Inspection
A985/A985M Specification for Steel Investment Castings General Requirements, for Pressure-Containing Parts
E94 Guide for Radiographic Examination
E165 Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry
E186 Reference Radiographs for Heavy-Walled (2 to 412-in. (50.8 to 114-mm)) Steel Castings
E272 Reference Radiographs for High-Strength Copper-Base and Nickel-Copper Alloy Castings
E280 Reference Radiographs for Heavy-Walled (412 to 12-in. (114 to 305-mm)) Steel Castings
E446 Reference Radiographs for Steel Castings Up to 2 in. (50.8 mm) in Thickness
AWS StandardsAWS A5.11/A5.11M, Specification for Nickel and Nickel Alloy Welding Electrodes for Shielded Metal Arc Welding AWS A5.14/A5.14M, Specification for Nickel and Nickel-Alloy Bare Welding Electrodes and Rods AWS A5.4, Specification for Stainless Steel Electrodes for Shielded Metal Arc Welding AWS A5.9, Specification for Bare Stainless Steel Welding Electrodes and Rods
ASME/ANSI StandardASME/ANSI B16.34, Valves-Flanged, Threaded, and Welding End
ICS Number Code 77.120.40 (Nickel, chromium and their alloys)
UNSPSC Code 31100000(Castings and casting assemblies)
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ASTM A990 / A990M-14a, Standard Specification for Castings, Iron-Nickel-Chromium and Nickel Alloys, Specially Controlled for Pressure Retaining Parts for Corrosive Service, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top