ASTM Standards: How are Mechanical Properties Tested & Reported?

    Price: $150.00

    Course Description

    This on demand webinar is designed for all individuals who work with steels. You will learn how the ASTM A370 and A1058 standard test methods for mechanical testing is used for steel products, covering: tension testing, impact testing, hardness testing, and bend testing. Particularly, you will learn the unique test specimen orientations and locations used for each test, as well as, the ASTM steel standards for reporting required test values.

    These new skills will improve your ability to identify the correct ASTM standard requirements for testing when ordering steel products and reviewing material test reports (MTRs). These goals are achieved through the use of many Connecting-the-Standards© examples, including: ASTM product specifications, general requirements specifications, test methods, and terminology standards.

    Online access is available for one year from the date of purchase.

    Learning Outcomes

    Participants who successfully complete this on demand webinar will be able to:

    • explain how the ASTM A370 and A1058 standard for mechanical testing of steel products is used;
    • recall that the ASTM A370 and A1058 standard for mechanical testing provides guidance for testing various steel product types;
    • describe the tension test, test specimen orientation and location, as well as the resulting mechanical properties;
    • describe the impact test, comparing full size and subsize test specimens, as well as the resulting mechanical properties;
    • discuss the hardness tests, comparing requirements for fixed-location and portable hardness testing, as well as the ASTM A370 test reporting requirements; and
    • describe the bend test and its resulting mechanical properties.

    Who Should Attend

    This on demand webinar is designed for all personnel involved with steels, such as, engineers, inspectors, QA/QC technicians, NDE examiners, purchasers, inventory control personnel, tradespeople, manufacturing and repair companies, engineering procurement companies, and others working in most industries that use steel, including: civil construction (buildings, bridges), pressure equipment, ship building, water treatment, pipelines, oil and gas industries (oilfield, upgraders, refineries, etc.), chemical plants, petroleum refining, petrochemical plants, power plants, pulp and paper plants, fertilizer plants, and many others.

    Course Outline

    • Introduction to ASTM A370 (US customary units) and A1058 (SI Units)
    • Tension testing using ASTM A370 and references to ASTM E8
      • Standard and subsize test specimens
      • Yield Point and Yield Strength
      • Tensile Strength
      • Reduction of Area
      • Other ASTM A370 Tension Test Requirements
    • Impact test using ASTM A370 and references to ASTM E23
      • Absorbed Energy
      • Specimen Size and Temperature Reduction
      • Lateral Expansion
    • Hardness test value conversions using ASTM A370
      • Fixed-Location versus Portable Hardness Testing and Reporting Requirements
    • Bend Test
      • Angle of bend and specimen cross section
      • Acceptance criteria

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      Certificate and CEUs

      Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate of completion will be issued.

      This course is not eligible for CEU's

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