ASTM - A738/A738M
Standard Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Heat-Treated, Carbon-Manganese- Silicon Steel, for Moderate and Lower Temperature Service
|Publication Date:||1 May 2019|
|ICS Code (Steels for pressure purposes):||77.140.30|
This specification2 covers heat-treated carbonmanganese- silicon steel plates intended for use in welded pressure vessels at moderate and lower temperature service.
Material under this specification is available in four strength levels, 75 ksi [515 MPa], 85 ksi [585 MPa], 80 ksi [550 MPa], and 90 ksi [620 MPa] minimum ultimate tensile strengths.
The maximum thickness of plates for Grades A, B, and C is limited only by the capacity of the chemical composition and heat treatment to meet the specified mechanical property requirements; however, current practice normally limits the maximum thickness of plates furnished under this specification to 6 in. [150 mm] for Grade A, 4 in. [100 mm] for Grade B, and 6 in. [150 mm] for Grade C. The maximum permitted nominal thickness is 1.5 in. [40 mm] for Grade D and 2 in. [50 mm] for Grade E.
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.
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.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard
2 For ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code applications see related Specification SA-738/SA-738M in Section II of that Code.