Standard Specification for High-Strength Quenched and Tempered Low-Alloy Steel Forged Parts for Pressure Vessels
|Publication Date:||1 November 2010|
This specification2 covers high-strength quenched and tempered low-alloy steel forged parts for pressure vessels. The maximum thickness of forgings under this specification shall be 1½ in. [38 mm] for Grade A, and 4 in. [100 mm] for Grades E and F.
NOTE 1-These grades are similar to corresponding grades in Specification A517/A517M.
Although no provision is made for supplementary requirements in this standard, the supplementary requirements in Specification A788/A788M may be considered by the purchaser.
Welding technique is of fundamental importance and it is presupposed that welding procedures will be in accordance with approved methods for the class of material used.
The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
Unless the order specifies the applicable "M" specification designation, the material shall be furnished to the inchpound units.
2 For ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code applications see related Specification SA-592/SA-592M in Section II of that Code.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard.