ASTM A532 Properties (Chem., Mech. & Rankings)

In this post I'll talk about and give details about ASTM A532. First let's describe it and then have a look at its material's properties.

What is ASTM A532?

ASTM A532 is a Specification for Abrasion-Resistant Cast Irons

Category

Cast Irons

Scope

This specification covers a group of white cast irons that have been alloyed to secure high resistance to abrasive wear in the applications of the mining, milling, earth-handling, and manufacturing industries.

Ok let's start with ASTM A532 chemical composition.

Chemical Composition

Grade III

C

2.0 - 3.3

Mn max.

2.0

Si max.

1.5

Ni max.

2.5

Cr

23.0 - 30.0

Mo max.

3.0

Cu max.

1.2

P max.

0.10

S max.

0.06

Learn more about chemical composition.

Now it's the mechanical properties turn:

Hardness Requirements

Grade III

450 HB min. (As cast)

Learn more about what is hardness.

Allowable Stress

Depends on the project (And its factor of safety).

Learn more about the what is allowable stress.

My Material's Rank

While engineers will often look for the cheapest material they can use, I took a different approach to material's selection to help newbie students.

I ranked materials according to their yield strengths and ASTM A532 currently ranks 156 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 155 materials that are more resistant.

Note: I've analysed 134 materials in order to create an yield strength index. Check my astm material's comparison post for more details.

ASTM Classroom

Are you having trouble understanding the basics of ASTM?

What is the difference between Code, Standard & Specification?

This video will walk you through:

References

Citation

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Other References

E 10 Test Method for Brinell Hardness of Metallic Materials⁣
E 18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness and Rockwell⁣
Superficial Hardness of Metallic Materials⁣
E 92 Test Method for Vickers Hardness of Metallic Materials⁣
E 350 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Carbon Steel,⁣
Low-Alloy Steel, Silicon Electrical Steel, Ingot Iron, and⁣
Wrought Iron⁣
E 351 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Cast Iron—⁣
All Types⁣

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