ASTM Standards: How Are Rolled, Forged, Pipe, Tube, and Wire Products Made?

    Price: $150.00

    Course Description

    This on demand webinar is designed for all individuals who work with steels. You will learn how rolled, forged, pipe, tube, and wire steel products are made, improving your ability to understand the ASTM specification requirements for these wrought products.

    These new skills will improve your ability to identify the correct ASTM specification, grade, and their requirements 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:

    • identify and apply ASTM standard steel terminology for wrought steel products;
    • describe how steel plates, sheet, strip are made and the purposes of hot and cold rolling;
    • describe how steel pipe and tube are made;
    • identify the advantages and disadvantages of seamless versus welded pipe and tube;
    • identify the advantages and disadvantages of the different welded pipe and tube making processes (FBW, ERW, and EFW);
    • describe how steel forgings are made;
    • describe how steel wire is made; and
    • compare the ASTM Standard requirements for rolled, forged, pipe, tube, and drawn steel products.

    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

    • How are wrought steel products made?
    • What are semi-finished and finished products?
      • Terminology for plate, sheet, and strip
      • Advantages and disadvantages of hot vs cold rolled flat products
    • How are plates, sheets, and strips made by rolling?
      • Purpose of hot-rolling steel
      • Rolling thickness reduction and hot rolling reduction ratio
      • Rolling direction: longitudinal, transverse, and cross directions
      • Specialty rolling processes
        • Control rolling
        • Thermal-mechanical control process (TMCP) rolling
        • Coiled steel products
      • Applications for steel plate, sheet, and strip
    • What is a steel forging?
      • Billets and blooms as starting stock for making forgings
      • Advantages and disadvantages of steel forgings
    • How are steel forgings made?
      • Open die forging
      • Closed die forging
      • Repair welding of steel forges
      • NDE of steel forgings
      • Applications for steel forgings
    • How are steel pipe and tube made?
      • What is the difference between steel pipe and tube?
        • Steel pipe and tube standard sizes
        • Steep pipe and tube shapes
      • How are seamless and welded pip or tube different?
        • Advantages nad disadvantages of seamless nad welded pipe or tube
        • Steep pipe and tube finished conditions
      • How are seamless steel pipe and tube made?
      • How are welded steel pipe and tube made?
        • Furnace buttwelded (FBW) pipe
          • Advantages, disadvantages, and applications of FBW pipe
        • Electric resistance welded (ERW) pipe and tube
          • Advantages, disadvantages, and applications
        • Electric fusion welded (EFW) pipe
          • Advantages, disadvantages, and applications of EFW pipe
    • What is required when ordering steel pipe and tube?
    • How is Steel Wire made?
      • Applications for steel wire

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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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