ASTM A480/A480M-22 - 1.5.2022
 
1. Scope

1.1This specification2 covers a group of general requirements that, unless otherwise specified in the purchase order or in an individual specification, shall apply to rolled steel plate, sheet, and strip, under each of the following specifications issued by ASTM: Specifications A240/A240M, A263, A264, A265, A666, A693, A793, and A895.

1.2In the case of conflict between a requirement of a product specification and a requirement of this specification, the product specification shall prevail. In the case of conflict between a requirement of the product specification or a requirement of this specification and a more stringent requirement of the purchase order, the purchase order shall prevail. The purchase order requirements shall not take precedence if they, in any way, violate the requirements of the product specification or this specification; for example, by waiving a test requirement or by making a test requirement less stringent.

1.3The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The SI units are shown in brackets, except that when A480M is specified, Annex A3 shall apply for the dimensional tolerances and not the bracketed SI values in Annex A2. The values stated in each system are not necessarily exact equivalents; therefore, to ensure conformance with the standard, each system shall be used independently of the other, and values from the two systems shall not be combined.

1.4This specification and the applicable material specifications are expressed in both inch-pound and SI units. However, unless the order specifies the applicable M specification designation [SI units], the material shall be furnished in inch-pound units.

1.5This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

 
2. Referenced Documents

A923

Test Methods for Detecting Detrimental Intermetallic Phase in Duplex Austenitic/Ferritic Stainless Steels

A793

Specification for Rolled Floor Plate, Stainless Steel

A763

Practices for Detecting Susceptibility to Intergranular Attack in Ferritic Stainless Steels

A666

Specification for Annealed or Cold-Worked Austenitic Stainless Steel Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Flat Bar

A370

Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

A342/A342M

Test Methods for Permeability of Weakly Magnetic Materials

E140

Hardness Conversion Tables for Metals Relationship Among Brinell Hardness, Vickers Hardness, Rockwell Hardness, Superficial Hardness, Knoop Hardness, Scleroscope Hardness, and Leeb Hardness

Fed. Std. No. 123

Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)

MIL-STD-129

Marking for Shipment and Storage

MIL-STD-163

Steel Mill Products, Preparation for Shipment and Storage

A751

Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products

A693

Specification for Precipitation-Hardening Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip

A895

Specification for Free-Machining Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip

A700

Guide for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment

A240/A240M

Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications

A262

Practices for Detecting Susceptibility to Intergranular Attack in Austenitic Stainless Steels

A263

Specification for Stainless Chromium Steel-Clad Plate

A264

Specification for Stainless Chromium-Nickel Steel-Clad Plate

A265

Specification for Nickel and Nickel-Base Alloy-Clad Steel Plate