CASTI eLearning | ASTM Standards: ASTM Steel Standards Structure

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This training program is designed to help you:

  • better navigate through ASTM steel standards;
  • understand the terminology and requirements specified in ASTM steel standards; and
  • apply ASTM standards requirements to steelmaking and steel products.

Learning Outcomes

The following learning outcomes will be achieved upon completing this e-learning course:

  • Interpret and apply ASTM consensus standards by correctly knowing how to implement the ASTM Regulations commands of: shall, should, may, and will; in accordance with ASTM steel standards
  • Determine which type of ASTM Standard is required for performing the task at hand: Specification, Test Method, Terminology, Practice, or Guide; in accordance with the ASTM Regulations.
  • Identify any of the 28 standard sections within an ASTM steel specification.
  • Identify the ASTM steel specification technical data sections.
  • Recognize the difference between an Annex and Appendix (for correct interpretation and application) and identify changes made to a standard since the previous edition.

About This Course

This e-learning course is comprised of:

  • 23 Connecting-the-Standards© examples demonstrating how to use 18 ASTM steel standards;
  • 13 Knowledge Checks, including interactive skill tests; and
  • Final assessment quiz to measure your knowledge level and earn IACET CEUs


This e-Learning course is designed for all people that work with ASTM steel standards or simply want to learn more about ASTM Standards.

Course Outline
  • Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees
    • ASTM Committee Jurisdiction and History
  • Types of ASTM Standards
    • Functions of ASTM Specifications
    • ASTM Standard Designation System
  • Types of ASTM Steel Specifications
    • Prevailing ASTM Steel Specifications
  • ASTM Steel Specification Sections
    • ASTM Specification Scope
    • Referenced Documents
    • Terminology
    • Ordering Information
  • ASTM Steel Specification Technical Data
    • Materials and Manufacture
    • Chemical Composition
    • ASTM Use of Ellipsis
    • Physical Properties
    • Mechanical Properties
    • Pressure Test Requirements
    • Nondestructive Test Requirements
    • Dimensions, Mass, and Permissible Variations
    • Workmanship and Rework
    • Testing
    • Inspection, Rejections, and Rehearing
    • Certifications, Product Identifications, and Marking
    • Supplementary Requirements
  • Annexes, Appendixes
  • Summary of Changes
Referenced Documents

The following 21 ASTM Standards are referenced during this e-learning course:

  • A1 Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Tee Rails
  • A20/A20M Standard Specification for General Requirements for Steel Plates for Pressure Vessels
  • ASTM A106/A106M Standard Specification for Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service
  • ASTM A213/A213M Standard Specification for Seamless Ferritic and Austenitic Alloy-Steel Boiler, Superheater, and Heat-Exchanger Tubes
  • ASTM A269/A269M Standard Specification for Seamless and Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Tubing for General Service
  • ASTM A304 Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Bars Subject to End-Quench Hardenability Requirements
  • ASTM A312/A312M Standard Specification for Seamless, Welded, and Heavily Cold Worked Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipes
  • ASTM A333/A333 Standard Specification for Seamless and Welded Steel Pipe for Low-Temperature Service and Other Applications with Required Notch Toughness
  • ASTM A335/A335 Standard Specification for Seamless Ferritic Alloy-Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service
  • ASTM A336/A336M Standard Specification for Alloy Steel Forgings for Pressure and High-Temperature Parts
  • ASTM A370 Standard Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
  • ASTM A372/A372M Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Forgings for Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels
  • A484/A484M Standard Specification for General Requirements for Stainless Steel Bars, Billets, and Forgings
  • ASTM A516/A516M Standard Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, for Moderate- and Lower-Temperature Service
  • ASTM A530/A530M Standard Specification for General Requirements for Specialized Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe
  • ASTM A606/A606M Standard Specification for Steel, Sheet and Strip, High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled and Cold-Rolled, with Improved Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance
  • ASTM A709/A709M Standard Specification for Structural Steel for Bridges
  • ASTM A781/A781M Standard Specification for Castings, Steel and Alloy, Common Requirements, for General Industrial Use
  • ASTM A941 Standard Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys
  • ASTM A994 Standard Guide for Editorial Procedures and Form of Product Specifications for Steel, Stainless Steel, and Related Alloys
  • ASTM A1010/A1010M Standard Specification for Higher-Strength Martensitic Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip


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