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In this case, the new ASTM A370 2016 Edition has an additional ASTM standard in the referenced documents section. Reference to this new document replaces Annex A7. Additionally, Annex A9 has been deleted with the information formerly in this section now integrated into the relevant product specifications. Your authoring committee A01 also notes that a precision and bias statement has been added in Section 30. And Annex A3 has been revised so that you can test parts greater than 8 inches in length using Method 1.
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ASTM A240/A240M-11b, “Standard Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications.” This is the third revision for 2011, and replaces the A240/A240M-11 and A240/A240M-11a editions.
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ASTM-A370 2011 Edition titled “Standard Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products” has just been released. These test methods cover procedures and definitions for the mechanical testing of steels, stainless steels, and related alloys. The new 2011 edition replaces the previous 2010 issue.
ASTM-A370 test methods center on Ductile vs. Brittle Behavior. Body-centered-cubic or ferritic alloys exhibit a significant transition in behavior when impact tested over a range of temperatures. At temperatures above transition, impact specimens fracture by a ductile (usually microvoid coalescence) mechanism, absorbing relatively large amounts of energy. At lower temperatures, they fracture in a brittle (usually cleavage) manner absorbing appreciably less energy. Within the transition range, the fracture will generally be a mixture of areas of ductile fracture and brittle fracture.
The temperature range of the transition from one type of behavior to the other varies according to the material being tested. This transition behavior may be defined in various ways for specification purposes.
The specification may require a minimum test result for absorbed energy, fracture appearance, lateral expansion, or a combination thereof, at a specified test temperature.
The specification may require the determination of the transition temperature at which either the absorbed energy or fracture appearance attains a specified level when testing is performed over a range of temperatures. Alternatively the specification may require the determination of the fracture appearance transition temperature (FATTn) as the temperature at which the required minimum percentage of shear fracture (n) is obtained.
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