CASTI E-Learning Series - By Using ASTM Standards©

    Steel Inclusions

    Price: $125.00


    This training program is designed to help you:

    • learn the basics of steel inclusions using ASTM standards;
    • apply ASTM standard terminology to steel inclusions;
    • understand how inclusion content is controlled;
    • become more competent at accepting/rejecting steel products; and
    • better apply ASTM steel standards by understanding the practices, test methods, and specifications that govern them.

    Learning Outcomes

    The following learning outcomes will be achieved upon completing this eLearning course;

    • Recognize the origin of inclusions as part of the steelmaking process as well as recognize standard practices to minimize inclusions by desulfurization
    • Understand the anisotropic behavior of steel and its relationship to the rolling direction, differing mechanical properties, and elongated inclusions as defined in ASTM steel standards
    • Recognize the importance of controlling inclusion through steelmaking practices, as specified in ASTM steel standards
    • Identify laminations as initiating from larger areas of inclusions as part of the steelmaking process and how best to improve the steel's through-thickness ductility to avoid lamellar tearing, as guided by ASTM steel standards
    • Categorize inclusion shape control as another steelmaking method used to manage the morphology of inclusions to improve through-thickness ductility, as defined and specified by ASTM steel standards
    • Determine inclusion content and morphology of steel by using ASTM standard test methods

    About This Course

    This e-learning course is comprised of:

    • 13 Connecting-the-Standards© examples demonstrating how to use 12 ASTM steel standards;
    • 6 photos and diagrams explaining steelmaking and ASTM standard requirements
    • 6 Knowledge Checks, including interactive skill tests; and
    • Final assessment quiz to measure your knowledge level and earn IACET CEUs

    Who Should Attend

    This eLearning course is designed for all people that work with ASTM steel standards or simply want to learn more about steels.


    ASTM is recognized by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), under the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard, for good practices and quality continuing education and training programs.

    Certificate & Credits

    Each participant will receive an ASTM Certificate of Completion with 0.1 CEUs.

    Course Outline

    • Steel Inclusions
      • Desulfurization and Steel Inclusions
    • Anisotropic Behavior and Rolling Direction
      • Anisotropic Behavior and Elongated Inclusions (Stringer)
    • Controlling Inclusion Content
      • Clean Steel Practice: Microcleanliness
    • Laminations and Lamellar Tearing
      • Lamellar Tearing and Through-Thickness Ductility
    • Inclusions Shape Control
    • Determining Inclusion Content and Morphology in Steels Using ASTM E45
      • Measuring Inclusions Treated with Calcium for Inclusion Shape Control

    Referenced Documents

    The following 12 ASTM Standards are referenced during this e-learning course:

    • ASTM A20/A20M Standard Specification for General Requirements for Steel Plates for Pressure Vessels
    • ASTM A450/A450M Standard Specification for General Requirements for Carbon and Low Alloy Steel Tubes
    • ASTM A485 Standard Specification for High Hardenability Antifriction Bearing Steel
    • ASTM A506 Standard Specification for Alloy and Structural Alloy Steel, Sheet and Strip, Hot-Rolled and Cold-Rolled
    • ASTM A516/A516M Standard Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, for Moderate- and Lower-Temperature Service
    • ASTM A579/A579M Standard Specification for Superstrength Alloy Steel Forgings
    • ASTM A646/A646M Standard Specification for Premium Quality Alloy Steel Blooms and Billets for Aircraft and Aerospace Forgings
    • ASTM A770/A770M Standard Specification for Through-Thickness Tension Testing of Steel Plates for Special Applications
    • ASTM A941 Standard Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys
    • ASTM A1089/A1089M Standard Specification for Highly Loaded Anti-Friction Bearing Steel
    • ASTM E7 Standard Terminology Relating to Metallography
    • ASTM E45 Standard Test Methods for Determining the Inclusion Content of Steel

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