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Description of ASTM-A20 2011
ASTM A20 / A20M - 11
Standard Specification for General Requirements for Steel Plates for Pressure Vessels
Active Standard ASTM A20 / A20M | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.11
Book of Standards Volume: 01.04
ASTM A20 / A20M
This specification covers a group of common requirements that apply to rolled steel plates for pressure vessels. The steel shall be made in an open-hearth, basic-oxygen, or electric-arc furnace process. Sampling and methods for chemical analysis are discussed. Yield strength tests, tension tests, and notch-toughness tests shall be made in accordance to the product specification to conform to the specified requirements.
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1.1 This general requirements specification covers a group of common requirements that, unless otherwise specified in the applicable product specification, apply to rolled steel plates for pressure vessels covered by each of the following product specifications issued by ASTM:
A These designations refer to the latest issue of the respective specification which appears in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards , Vol 01.04.
1.1.1 This general requirements specification also covers a group of supplementary requirements that are applicable to several of the above product specifications as indicated therein. Such requirements are provided for use if additional testing or additional restrictions are required by the purchaser, and apply only if specified individually in the purchase order.
1.2 Appendix X1 provides information on coil as a source of plates for pressure vessels.
1.3 Appendix X2 provides information on the variability of tensile properties in plates for pressure vessels.
1.4 Appendix X3 provides information on the variability of Charpy-V-Notch impact test properties in plates for pressure vessels.
1.5 Appendix X4 provides information on cold bending of plates, including suggested minimum inside radii for cold bending.
1.6 These materials are intended to be suitable for fusion welding. When the steel is to be welded, it is presupposed that a welding procedure suitable for the grade of steel and intended use or service will be utilized.
1.7 In case of any conflict in requirements, the requirements of the applicable product specification prevail over those of this general requirements specification.
1.8 Additional requirements that are specified in the purchase order and accepted by the supplier are permitted, provided that such requirements do not negate any of the requirements of this general requirements specification or the applicable product specification.
1.9 For purposes of determining conformance with this general requirements specification and the applicable product specification, values are to be rounded to the nearest unit in the right-hand place of figures used in expressing the limiting values in accordance with the rounding method of Practice E29 .
1.10 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.
1.11 This general requirements specification and the applicable product specification are expressed in both inch-pound units and SI units; unless the order specifies the applicable M specification designation (SI units), the plates are to be furnished to inch-pound units.
A203/A203M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Nickel
A204/A204M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Molybdenum
A225/A225M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Manganese-Vanadium-Nickel
A285/A285M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, Low- and Intermediate-Tensile Strength
A299/A299M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, Manganese-Silicon
A302/A302M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Manganese-Molybdenum and Manganese-Molybdenum-Nickel
A353/A353M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Double-Normalized and Tempered 9 % Nickel
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A387/A387M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Chromium-Molybdenum
A435/A435M Specification for Straight-Beam Ultrasonic Examination of Steel Plates
A455/A455M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, High-Strength Manganese
A515/A515M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, for Intermediate- and Higher-Temperature Service
A516/A516M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, for Moderate- and Lower-Temperature Service
A517/A517M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, High-Strength, Quenched and Tempered
A533/A533M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Quenched and Tempered, Manganese-Molybdenum and Manganese-Molybdenum-Nickel
A537/A537M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Heat-Treated, Carbon-Manganese-Silicon Steel
A542/A542M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Quenched-and-Tempered, Chromium-Molybdenum, and Chromium-Molybdenum-Vanadium
A543/A543M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Quenched and Tempered Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum
A553/A553M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Quenched and Tempered 8 and 9 % Nickel
A562/A562M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, Manganese-Titanium for Glass or Diffused Metallic Coatings
A577/A577M Specification for Ultrasonic Angle-Beam Examination of Steel Plates
A578/A578M Specification for Straight-Beam Ultrasonic Examination of Rolled Steel Plates for Special Applications
A612/A612M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, High Strength, for Moderate and Lower Temperature Service
A645/A645M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, 5 % and 51 2 % Nickel Alloy Steels, Specially Heat Treated
A662/A662M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon-Manganese-Silicon Steel, for Moderate and Lower Temperature Service
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
A724/A724M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon-Manganese-Silicon Steel, Quenched and Tempered, for Welded Pressure Vessels
A734/A734M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel and High-Strength Low-Alloy Steel, Quenched-and-Tempered
A735/A735M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Low-Carbon Manganese-Molybdenum-Columbium Alloy Steel, for Moderate and Lower Temperature Service
A736/A736M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Low-Carbon Age-Hardening Nickel-Copper-Chromium-Molybdenum-Columbium and Nickel-Copper-Manganese-Molybdenum-Columbium Alloy Steel
A737/A737M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, High-Strength, Low-Alloy Steel
A738/A738M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Heat-Treated, Carbon-Manganese-Silicon Steel, for Moderate and Lower Temperature Service
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
A770/A770M Specification for Through-Thickness Tension Testing of Steel Plates for Special Applications
A832/A832M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Chromium-Molybdenum-Vanadium
A841/A841M Specification for Steel Plates for Pressure Vessels, Produced by Thermo-Mechanical Control Process (TMCP)
A844/A844M Specification for Steel Plates, 9 % Nickel Alloy, for Pressure Vessels, Produced by the Direct-Quenching Process
A941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys
A1017/A1017M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Chromium-Molybdenum-Tungsten
A1041/A1041M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Higher Strength Chromium-Molybdenum-Tungsten
E21 Test Methods for Elevated Temperature Tension Tests of Metallic Materials
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size
E208 Test Method for Conducting Drop-Weight Test to Determine Nil-Ductility Transition Temperature of Ferritic Steels
E709 Guide for Magnetic Particle Testing
Automotive Industry Action Group StandardB 1 Bar Code Symbology Standard
U.S. Federal StandardFed. Std. No. 123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers CodeASME Boiler and Pres Section IX, Welding Qualifications
general delivery requirement; pressure containing parts; pressure vessel steels; steel plates; steel plates for pressure vessel applications; Alloy steel plate--specifications; General delivery requirements--steel; Pressure vessel steel plate--specifications; Steel plate--specifications;
ICS Number Code 23.020.30 (Pressure vessels, gas cylinders); 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)
ASTM A20 / A20M
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