What is ASTM A556?ASTM A556 is a Specification for Seamless Cold-Drawn Carbon Steel Feedwater Heater Tubes.
ScopeThis specification covers minimum-wall-thickness, seamless cold-drawn carbon steel tubes including bending into the form of U-tubes, if specified, for use in tubular feedwater heaters.
Ok let's start with ASTM A556 chemical composition.
Mn0.27 - 0.63
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Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Grade A226 ksi (180 MPa) min.
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Grade A247 ksi (320 MPa) min.
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Elongation (min.) 50 mm0.35.
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Reduction of Area (min. %)Not Required.
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Grade A272 HRB max
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Density7800 - 8000 kg/m3 (around 7.9 g/cm3 or 0.285 lb/in3).
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Elastic Modulus190 GPa (27557 ksi) - 210GPa (30458 ksi).
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Poisson's Ratio0.27 – 0.30.
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Allowable StressDepends on the project (And its factor of safety).
Learn more about the what is allowable stress.
My Material's RankWhile 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 A556 currently ranks 131 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 130 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 ClassroomAre you having trouble understanding the basics of ASTM?
What is the difference between Code, Standard & Specification?
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Other ReferencesA 450/A 450M Specification for General Requirements for
Carbon, Ferritic Alloy, and Austenitic Alloy Steel Tubes
E 30 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Steel, Cast
Iron, Open-Hearth Iron, and Wrought Iron