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Technical Specifications for Plates as per ASME/ASTM A 537 Class-1 Material Specifications
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION Requirements Element Carbon Max Manganese (<40mm thickness) Heat Analysis Product Analysis Phosphorous max Sulphur max Silicon Heat Analysis Product Analysis Percentage 0.23 0.70-1.35 0.64-1.46 0.035 0.035 0.15-0.50 0.13-0.55 Confirmation by Bidder

Alloying elements, if present, shall not exceed the following amounts (percentage) Heat analysis Product Analysis Copper - max 0.35 0.38 Nickel max 0.25 0.28 Chromium max 0.25 0.29 Molybdenum max 0.08 0.09 Cu+Ni+Cr+Mo max 0.70 In addition to the above, one of the following requirements for Carbon equivalent based on Heat analysis shall be satisfiedC eq = C + Mn/6 0.42 when applicable material specification specifies C and (eqn.-1) Mn only. Ceq=C + Mn/6 + when applicable material (Cr+Mo+V)/5 + specifies the above elements or (Cu+Ni) /15 0.43 restricated chemical requirements are specified or (eqn.-2) supplementary requirements S19 and S21 of SA-20 are specified in material requisition.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES Properties Tensile Strength Yield Strength Elongation 50 mm Elongation 200 mm Requirement 485-620 MPa (70 to 90 KPSI) 345 MPa (50 KPSI) 22% min 18% min Bidders confirmation

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Properties Plate material

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Confirmation by bidder Requirement To conform to ASME/ASTM SA 537 Cl. 1 Make / Manufacturers Give complete details name & complete address of Manufacturing Unit Tolerance As per SA 20 latest. No negative tolerance on thickness. Lloyds / Bureau Veritas (at the Steel Plate manufacturers works).



Scope & frequency of Witnessing all the tests performed Inspection on the plates as per the ASTM/ASTM standard for SA 537 cl 1 plates as specified above. The same shall include (but shall not be limited to) following: i) Identification of Heat and plate number All plates ii) Visual Inspection, dimensional checks Each plate iii) Chemical/Ladle analysis 1/heat iv) Product Analysis 1/heat/thickness Heat Treatment cycles witness Properties Requirement Confirmation by bidder

Impact Testing

Tensile, Yield, % Elongation: a. As supplied: 1/mother plate b. On Simulated heat treated test coupons : 2/heat/thickness vi) Impact Tests: a. As supplied : 1/mother plate b. On Simulated heat treated test coupons : 2/heat/thickness vii) Ultrasonic test : All plates ix) Any other test specified in ASME/ASTM standard for SA 537 Cl1 plates : As required Charpy V-notch impact test as per S5 of specification SA-20 at (-) 30 deg Celsius shall be conducted. Impact test shall be conducted after the simulation heat treatment for test plates. Energy absorbed : 50 J min (Avg of 3 speciments) and 45 J min (individual) As per SA 578 Level B on the entire surface of the plate with a square grid of 200 mm. Normalized. Accelerated cooling by liquid quenching or other means is not permitted. 620 MPa (80,000 psi) (preferably)


Ultrasonic Testing

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Heat Treatment Maximum tensile stress



Confirmation by bidder

Other Requirements

Fine grain practices. The plates shall be free of scales. Final rolling in the direction of length. The plates shall be supplied with gas/sheared edges. Manual gas cutting is not acceptable. Plates shall be free from injurious defects and shall have work-man like finish. Reconditioning/ repair of plates by welding is not permitted. Surface conditions shall meet requirements of EN 10163-2 Class A Subclass 3 & no negative tolerance in thickness.

Marking on Plates

All the plates shall be inspected and marked at both ends with the following details: Purchase Order No. shall be stencilled/painted Inspector symbol shall be stamped No. of relevant Standard and Appropriate Grade Heat No. & Plate No. Material test certificates shall conform to EN 10204 Type 3.2 covering the following details: Heat and plate number Chemical composition of cast and product analysis Heat Treatment cycles Mechanical properties viz. Tensile, Yield, Elongation, impact. Ultrasonic test results Results of simulation PWHT of mechanical test coupons Charpy V- notch Impact Tests


Test Certificate



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Manufacturers Test Certificate in 3 sets to be dispatched immediately after TPIA clears the goods from their side Painting and Coating No painting / coating of any kind is permitted to the steel plates, except details as manually marked Simulated Heat Test coupons taken from normalized Treatment of Test plates shall undergo one cyle of Coupons normalizing followed by two cycles of stress relieving before mechanical tests. Acceptance criteria shall be same as those for tested from normalized plates before heat treatment. a. Conditions Of Test Coupons Renormalizing and P.W.H.T. (Twice) b. Renormalizing and P.W.H.T. cycles :


Tests Criteria

Acceptance 1. In as supplied condition 2. Samples from simulation heat treated test coupons; Acceptance criteria in both the above stages shall remain the same.

Renormalizing cycle: Loading Temp: 200degC and under Rate of Heating : 200degC per hour max. Holding: 930degC (Min.) 960degC (Max.) Soaking Time : 2 hours Cooling Method : In still air PWHT Cycle (Stress relieving): Loading Temp.: 300 deg C Rate of heating: 80 to 100 deg C/hr Holding Temp.: 610+/-10 deg C Soaking Time: 2 hours Rate of cooling (Furnace cooling): upto 300 deg C: 100 to 120 deg C/hr Below 300 deb C : In still air