There was an inquiry to ASME Sub-Committee Ferrous Specifications about the requirement for the axis of tension test specimens as stated in 11.5.3. The inquirer wanted to confirm that the axis is to be at 1/4T when 0.500" diameter round tension specimens are used for plates over 3/4" thick and 11.5.3 confirms the statement to be in agreement. However, for 0.500" round test specimens, the axis cannot be at 1/4T for plates over 3/4" to 1.5" thick. This action proposes the axis of 0.500" diameter tension specimens to be located at 1/2T for plates 3/4" through 1.5" thick.
Developed by Subcommittee: A01.11
Staff Manager: W Scott Orthey
Date Initiated: 06-20-2022
Technical Contact: Deborah Fialkowski
Ballot: A01.11 (22-01)
Status: Will Reballot Item