A Concise Guide about ASTM Standards

ASTM which is the short of The American Society for Testing & Materials and ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers) are organisations that set technical global standards for the supply of steel and carbon, and these standards are adopted the world over. So, the supply of both ASME and ASTM standards steel to a huge variety of global markets is commonplace.


The standards set are of immense significance as they afford the steel buyers a great opportunity to set flawless quality and comprehensive testing standards for the supply of carbon steel plate. These global standards are essential, especially for supply into potentially dangerous and risky environments like the nuclear, oil, gas and chemical industry.


ASTM standards cover a large number of areas that include steel industry with various sections on the supply of both non-ferrous and ferrous metals and the testing methodologies of these metals.


Some instances of the ASTM standard for supply of steels include the following-

  • ASTM A516 - standard Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, for Moderate- and Lower-Temperature Service

  • ASTM A387 - standard Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Alloy Steel, Chromium-Molybdenum

  • ASTM A240 - standard specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications

ASTM also determines common requirements for the international supply of these plates too. Such requirements relate to how the steel is manufactured at the mill and the testing methods required.

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