ASTM A516 Carbon Steel for Pressure Vessels

ASTM A516 Carbon Steel for Pressure Vessels

ASTM A516 steel (or ASME SA516 steel) is a carbon steel plate grade utilized primarily in welded pressure vessels for moderate to lower temperature service. This material is produced in grades 55, 60, 65 and 70. This material is also offered in the normalized condition where improved notch toughness is required.

ASTM A516 steel (or ASME SA516 steel) is a carbon steel plate grade utilized primarily in welded pressure vessels for moderate to lower temperature service. This material is produced in grades 55, 60, 65 and 70. This material is also offered in the normalized condition where improved notch toughness is required.
This specification of ASTM A516 covers carbon steel plates intended primarily for service in welded pressure vessels where improved notch toughness is important. According to different strength levels, the plates are available in four grades: Grades 55, 60, 65, and 70. The most common is Grade 70 or called out A516 Grade 70 steel. The maximum thickness of plates is limited only by the capacity of the composition to meet the specified mechanical property requirements. The steel shall be killed and shall conform to fine austenitic grain size requirements. The mechanical properties such as tensile strength, yield strength, and elongation shall be determined by a tension test for the plates.

Chemical Requirements for ASTM A516 Carbon Steel(%)

Grades Maximum C % for thickness t (mm) Mn % for thickness t (mm) Si % P % max S % max
6-12.5mm 12.5-25mm 25-50mm >50mm ≤12.5mm >12.5mm
A516 Grade 55 0.18 0.2 0.22 0.25 0.55-0.98 0.60-1.30 0.13-0.45 0.035 0.035
A516 Grade 60 0.21 0.23 0.23 0.25 0.6-0.9 0.80-1.20 0.13-0.45 0.035 0.035
A516 Grade 65 0.24 0.26 0.26 0.28 0.85-1.20 0.85-1.20 0.13-0.45 0.035 0.035
A516 Grade 70 0.27 0.28 0.28 0.3 0.85-1.20 0.85-1.20 0.13-0.45 0.035 0.035
Tensile Requirements for ASTM A516 Carbon Steel
Grades Tensile strength (MPa) Minimum yield strength (MPa) Minimum elongation (%) gauge length
50mm 200mm
A516 Grade 55 380-515 205 27 23
A516 Grade 60 415 - 550 220 25 21
A516 Grade 65 450 - 585 240 23 19
A516 Grade 70 485 - 620 260 21 17

ASTM A516 Carbon Steel Plates Specification

Standard: ASTM A516 
Grade: A516 Grade 55, A516 Grade 60, A516 Grade 65, and A516 Grade 70
A516 Steel Plate Size Range
Thickness: 6mm to 150mm
Length: 3000mm to 15000mm
Width: 1500mm to 4050mm
A516 plate processing: Shot blasting, cutting, welding, drilling, grinding, testing
Heat treatment: rolled/ normalized/N+T/QT
Certificate: Issued Orginal Mill test certificate under EN 10204 FORMAT 3.1/3.2
Delivery Condition: As Rolled, Normalized Rolling, Furnace Normalizing, Vacuum Degassing, Simulated Post-Weld Heat Treatment or as per customer requirement.
Application: steel boiler plate, high temperature pressure vessel plate
We consistently keep a watch on the changing market demands to devise products that are exact solutions for the same. Our A516 Grade 55 Carbon Steel plate products are processed through every quality related measure for maximum guarantee of their usage and durability. Due to the advanced technology and constant efforts to enhance production, we are always leaing the ASTM A516 Grade 70 Carbon Steel industry.

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