ASME STP/PT-026

ASME STP/PT-026

GUARANTEED HIGHER STRENGTH PROPERTIES

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INTRODUCTION

Material specifications list the specified minimum yield strength, minimum and, in most cases, maximum tensile strength and values for materials and grades covered by the specification. The tensile properties for a particular material and grade are based on chemical composition, heat treatment, thickness and production data. The tensile properties can also be influenced by the amount of work (reduction) during the rolling process, resulting in higher values for thin plates than for thick plates. The mill production data must show that all tensile strength values are within the specified tensile strength ranges and that the yield strength values exceed the specified minimum values to make it commercially acceptable for the producer of that material. Increasing the specified minimum tensile strength or yield strength would involve a commercial decision by the material producer, based on his production data and the expected rejection rate, as to what minimum specified tensile properties above the specification values are acceptable to that producer.

Improved melting practices, chemistry controls and rolling practices can result in improved notch toughness and tensile properties. Typical production data indicate that often the actual tensile properties (tensile strength and yield strength) significantly exceed the specified minimum properties, particularly in thinner plates. Some industry standards (e.g., API 650, Welded Steel Tanks for Oil Storage, CODAP) recognize this and include provisions for use of higher tensile properties. API 650 permits an increase up to 5 ksi above the specified minimum values for certain carbon steels. These higher tensile strength values are subject to agreement between the purchaser and the material producer. The use of higher guaranteed tensile properties (where this is feasible) reduces the weight of the vessel component, resulting in savings to the vessel manufacturer and the owner.

Organization: ASME International
Document Number: asme stp/pt-026
Publish Date: 2009-01-29
Page Count: 35
Change Type: NEW ADDITION
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: NO
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active

Publication Date: 01/29/2009 - Complete Document

Description :

INTRODUCTION

Material specifications list the specified minimum yield strength, minimum and, in most cases, maximum tensile strength and values for materials and grades covered by the specification. The tensile properties for a particular material and grade are based on chemical composition, heat treatment, thickness and production data. The tensile properties can also be influenced by the amount of work (reduction) during the rolling process, resulting in higher values for thin plates than for thick plates. The mill production data must show that all tensile strength values are within the specified tensile strength ranges and that the yield strength values exceed the specified minimum values to make it commercially acceptable for the producer of that material. Increasing the specified minimum tensile strength or yield strength would involve a commercial decision by the material producer, based on his production data and the expected rejection rate, as to what minimum specified tensile properties above the specification values are acceptable to that producer.

Improved melting practices, chemistry controls and rolling practices can result in improved notch toughness and tensile properties. Typical production data indicate that often the actual tensile properties (tensile strength and yield strength) significantly exceed the specified minimum properties, particularly in thinner plates. Some industry standards (e.g., API 650, Welded Steel Tanks for Oil Storage, CODAP) recognize this and include provisions for use of higher tensile properties. API 650 permits an increase up to 5 ksi above the specified minimum values for certain carbon steels. These higher tensile strength values are subject to agreement between the purchaser and the material producer. The use of higher guaranteed tensile properties (where this is feasible) reduces the weight of the vessel component, resulting in savings to the vessel manufacturer and the owner.

Document Type : Complete Document

Language : English

Page Count : 35

Publication Date : 01/29/2009

Revision : 09

Status : Current

Title : GUARANTEED HIGHER STRENGTH PROPERTIES

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