Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Forgings for Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels
|Publication Date:||1 May 2015|
|ICS Code (Iron and steel forgings):||77.140.85|
This specification2 covers relatively thin-walled forgings (including gas bottles) for pressure vessel use. Three types of carbon steel and six types of alloy steel are included. Provision is made for integrally forging the ends of vessel bodies made from seamless pipe or tubing.
NOTE 1-When working to the chemical and tensile requirements of this specification, the influence of wall thickness and cooling rate will necessarily eliminate certain forging sizes in each class.
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 (SI units), the material shall be furnished to inch-pound units.
2 For ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code applications, see related Specification SA-372/SA-372M in Section II of that code.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard