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Standard Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications
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1.1 This specification covers chromium, chromium-nickel, and chromium-manganese-nickel stainless steel plate, sheet, and strip for pressure vessels and for general applications.
1.2 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification.
1.3 This specification is expressed in both inch-pound and SI units. However, unless the order specifies the applicable "M" specification designation (SI units), the material shall be furnished in inch-pound units.
This document is correctly numbered ASTM A240/A240M because it features both inch-pound and metric measurements. This is notated in the document number (the A240/A240M means A240 inch-pound units/A240 Metric units). Because we have been tracking ASTM standards for so long (since the 1980's) you can look up the document either as ASTM A240 or ASTM A240/A240M.
chromium; chromium-nickel; chromium-manganese-nickel; ICS Number Code 77.140.30 (Steels for pressure purposes)
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Sept. 1, 2005