This specification covers a group of common requirements that apply to rolled steel plates for pressure vessels. The steel shall be made in an open-hearth, basic-oxygen, or electric-arc furnace process. Sampling and methods for chemical analysis are discussed. Yield strength tests, tension tests, and notch-toughness tests shall be made in accordance to the product specification to conform to the specified requirements.
1.1 This general requirements specification covers a group of common requirements that, unless otherwise specified in the applicable product specification, apply to rolled steel plates for pressure vessels covered by each of the following product specifications issued by ASTM:
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