ASTM-A871 › Standard Specification for High-Strength Low-Alloy Structural Steel Plate With Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance
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This specification covers high-strength low-alloy structural steel plate used for tubular structures and poles. This steel has atmospheric corrosion resistance so it can be used bare or unpainted for many applications. The materials shall be made by fine grain practice, normal furnishing in the as-rolled condition, and normalizing heat treatment. Chemical requirements shall be obtained by heat analysis. Mechanical requirements shall be done by tension test and Charpy V-notch impact test.
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1.1 This specification covers high-strength low-alloy steel plate intended for use in tubular structures and poles or in other suitable applications. Two grades, 60 and 65, may be provided as-rolled, normalized or quenched and tempered as required to meet the specified mechanical requirements.
1.2 The atmospheric corrosion resistance of this steel in most environments is substantially better than that of carbon structural steels with or without copper addition (see Note 1). When properly exposed to the atmosphere, this steel can be used bare (unpainted) for many applications.
1.3 When the steel is to be welded, it is presupposed that welding procedures suitable for the grade of steel and intended use or service will be utilized. See Appendix X3 of Specification A6/A6M for information on weldability.
1.4 Supplementary requirements in accordance with Specification A6/A6M are available, but shall apply only when specified by the purchaser at time of ordering.
1.5 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. 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.
as-rolled; atmospheric corrosion resistance; high-strength; low-alloy; normalized; plate; poles; quenched; steel; structural steel; tempered; tubular structures; ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)
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May 15, 2014