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ASTM WK89649

Revision of A370-23 Standard Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products


In ASTM A370, ASTM E23 is referenced in 2. Referenced Documents as well as other locations.

ASTM E23 is referenced in A370 22.3 but is not directly referenced in A370 22.2.

In specific reference to the topics in section, A370 22.2:
- E23 has specific requirements for Charpy bath agitation while A370 does not (and does not reference E23 in 22.2)
- E23 has requirements stated that specimens need to be covered in the low temperature bath while A370 does not (and does not reference E23)

InA370 22.3:
- E23 and A370 have specific requirements for the temperature of handling equipment (22.3 in A370 directly references E23)

The rationale is that E23 should be directly referenced in 22.2 to ensure appropriate bath agitation and sample coverage is performed in accordance with the requirements of E23.


Developed by Subcommittee: A01.13

Committee: A01

Staff Manager: W Scott Orthey

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Date Initiated: 02-14-2024

Technical Contact: Kimberley Meszaros

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