CASTI eLearning| ASTM Standards: Carbon and Alloy Steels

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Price: $395
About the Course

This virtual training course is designed for all individuals who work with steels. You will learn how carbon steels, low-alloy steels, and alloy steels are addressed in ASTM Standards, improving your ability to identify steels for a given application; and by using ASTM Standards, understand the technical requirements for each type of steel, as well as meaningfully evaluate supplied steel chemistry and mechanical properties.

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 virtual training course will be able to:

  • compare and contrast the different types of ASTM standards and how they are applied to steels;
  • correctly classify steels as being a: carbon steel, low-alloy steel, or alloy steel as defined in ASTM standard terminology;
  • explain how ASTM carbon and alloy steel product specifications and grades are designated and how they differ from other steel designations like SAE and AISI;
  • navigate ASTM steel standards to identify mechanical and chemical requirements for carbon, low-alloy, and alloy steels and how these requirements may differ with varying product forms (e.g., plate, pipe, forging, etc.);
  • apply and evaluate mechanical properties requirements based on chemical composition of carbon, low-alloy, and alloy steels and how these requirements should be specified;
  • explain how the ASTM A370 standard for mechanical testing of steel products is used for carbon, low-alloy, and alloy steels;
  • describe common applications for carbon, low-alloy, and alloy steels; and
  • explain the roles of chemical elements in steels.


This virtual training course 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.

ASTM Standards Referenced

This course includes the following referenced documents:

  • Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees
  • Form and Style for ASTM Standards
  • ASTM A20/A20M Standard Specification for General Requirements for Steel Plates for Pressure Vessels
  • ASTM A941 Standard Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys
  • ASTM A370 Standard Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
  • ASTM A1058 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products Metric
  • ASTM E6 Standard Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing
  • ASTM E23 Standard Test Methods for Notched Bar Impact Testing of Metallic Materials

Certificate and CEUs

0.4 CEU's or 4 PDH

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

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