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ASTM A255

Standard Test Methods for Determining Hardenability of Steel

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 May 2010
Status: active
Page Count: 26
ICS Code (Steels): 77.080.20
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These test methods cover the identification and description of test methods for determining the hardenability of steels. The two test methods include the quantitative end-quench or Jominy Test and a method for calculating the hardenability of steel from the chemical composition based on the original work by M. A. Grossman.

The selection of the test method to be used for determining the hardenability of a given steel shall be agreed upon between the supplier and user. The Certified Material Test Report shall state the method of hardenability determination.

The calculation method described in these test methods is applicable only to the range of chemical compositions that follow:

Hardenability is a measure of the depth to which steel will harden when quenched from its austenitizing temperature (Table 1). It is measured quantitatively, usually by noting the extent or depth of hardening of a standard size and shape of test specimen in a standardized quench. In the end-quench test the depth of hardening is the distance along the specimen from the quenched end which correlates to a given hardness level.

The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

 

Document History

ASTM A255
May 1, 2010
Standard Test Methods for Determining Hardenability of Steel
These test methods cover the identification and description of test methods for determining the hardenability of steels. The two test methods include the quantitative end-quench or Jominy Test and a...
May 1, 2010
Standard Test Methods for Determining Hardenability of Steel
These test methods cover the identification and description of test methods for determining the hardenability of steels. The two test methods include the quantitative end-quench or Jominy Test and a...
May 1, 2010
Standard Test Methods for Determining Hardenability of Steel
These test methods cover the identification and description of test methods for determining the hardenability of steels. The two test methods include the quantitative end-quench or Jominy Test and a...
September 1, 2007
Standard Test Methods for Determining Hardenability of Steel
These test methods cover the identification and description of test methods for determining the hardenability of steels. The two test methods include the quantitative end-quench or Jominy Test and a...
September 1, 2007
Standard Test Methods for Determining Hardenability of Steel
These test methods cover the identification and description of test methods for determining the hardenability of steels. The two test methods include the quantitative end-quench or Jominy Test and a...
March 10, 2002
Standard Test Methods for Determining Hardenability of Steel
(Footnote *) These test methods cover the identification and description of test methods for determining the hardenability of steels. The two test methods include the quantitative end-quench or...
March 10, 2002
Standard Test Methods for Determining Hardenability of Steel
These test methods cover the identification and description of test methods for determining the hardenability of steels. The two test methods include the quantitative end-quench or Jominy Test and a...
March 10, 1999
Standard Test Methods for Determining Hardenability of Steel
1. Scope 1.1 These test methods cover the identification and description of test methods for determining the hardenability of steels. The two test methods include the quantitative end-quench or...
November 10, 1996
Standard Test Method for End-Quench Test for Hardenability of Steel
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September 10, 1995
Standard Test Method for End-Quench Test for Hardenability of Steel
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August 25, 1989
STANDARD METHOD FOR END-QUENCH TEST FOR HARDENABILITY OF STEEL
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January 29, 1988
STANDARD METHOD FOR END-QUENCH TEST FOR HARDENABILITY OF STEEL
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December 27, 1985
STANDARD METHOD FOR END-QUENCH TEST FOR HARDENABILITY OF STEEL (E1-1986)
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