This specification covers manganese-silicon carbon steel plates for use in welded boilers and other pressure vessels. Plates under this specification are produced in two grades. The steel shall be killed and shall conform to the fine austenitic grain size requirement. Tension test shall be made to conform to the requirements specified.
1.1 This specification2 covers manganese-silicon carbon steel plates for use in welded boilers and other pressure vessels.
1.2 Plates under this specification are produced in two grades. The specified minimum yield strength decreases for thicknesses over 1 in. [25 mm].
1.3 The maximum thickness of plates is limited only by the capacity of the composition to meet the specified mechanical property requirements.
1.4 For plates produced from coil and furnished without heat treatment or with stress relieving only, the additional requirements, including additional testing requirements and the reporting of additional test results, of Specification A20/A20M apply.
1.5 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification.
1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
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