The new 2011 Edition of ASTM A484/A484M is now available from Document Center Inc. Titled “Standard Specification for General Requirements for Stainless Steel Bars, Billets, and Forgings,” the specification is widely used for bars, shapes, forgings, and billets or other semi-finished materials, except wire, for forging.
It covers stainless steel in the following conditions: (1) hot-worked; (2) hot-worked and annealed; (3) hot-worked, annealed and cold-worked; or (4) hot-worked, annealed, and heat-treated. Product analysis tolerances are required to conform to the required chemical compositions of carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, chromium, nickel, molybdenum, titanium, cobalt, columbium, tantalum, copper, aluminum, nitrogen, tungsten, vanadium, and selenium.
The materials covered are heat treated and austenitic stainless steels and austenitic-ferritic grades. It is expected that they will be furnished in the solution annealed condition. Additionally, conformance to the required values of temperature, permitted annealing procedure, quenching, and rapid cooling are specified.
The following ASTM metal standards are referenced in this document:
ASTM-A262 Practices for Detecting Susceptibility to Intergranular Attack in Austenitic Stainless Steels
ASTM A276, Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes
ASTM A314, Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Billets and Bars for Forging
ASTM A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
ASTM A473, Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Forging
ASTM A479/A479M, Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes for Use in Boilers and Other Pressure Vessels
ASTM A480/A480M Specification for General Requirements for Flat-Rolled Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip
ASTM A555/A555M Specification for General Requirements for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods
ASTM A564/A564M, Standard Specification for Hot-Rolled and Cold-Finished Age-Hardening Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes
ASTM A565/A565M, Standard Specification for Martensitic Stainless Steel Bars for High-Temperature Service
ASTM A582/A582M, Standard Specification for Free-Machining Stainless Steel Bars
ASTM A638/A638M, Standard Specification for Precipitation Hardening Iron Base Superalloy Bars, Forgings, and Forging Stock for High-Temperature Service
ASTM A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
ASTM A705/A705M, Standard Specification for Age-Hardening Stainless Steel Forgings
ASTM A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
ASTM A831/A831M, Standard Specification for Austenitic and Martensitic Stainless Steel Bars, Billets, and Forgings for Liquid Metal Cooled Reactor Core Components (Withdrawn 2005)
ASTM E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size
ASTM E139 Test Methods for Conducting Creep, Creep-Rupture, and Stress-Rupture Tests of Metallic Materials
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