What is ASTM A660?ASTM A660 is a Specification for Centrifugally Cast Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service.
CategoryCorrosion-Resisting and Heat-Resisting Steels
ScopeThis specification covers carbon steel pipe made by the centrifugal casting process intended for use in high temperature, high-pressure service. Pipe ordered under this specification shall be suitable for fusion welding, bending, and other forming operations.
Ok let's start with ASTM A660 chemical composition.
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Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Grade WCA30 ksi (207 MPa) min.
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Grade WCA60 ksi (414 MPa) min.
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Elongation (min.) 50 mm0.24.
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Reduction of Area (min. %)0.35.
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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).
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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 A660 currently ranks 103 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 102 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.
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Other ReferencesA530/A530M Specification for General Requirements for
Specialized Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe
E94 Guide for Radiographic Examination
E114 Practice for Ultrasonic Pulse-Echo Straight-Beam
E125 Reference Photographs for Magnetic Particle Indications
on Ferrous Castings
E142 Method for Controlling Quality of Radiographic Testing
E186 Reference Radiographs for Heavy-Walled (2 to 412-
in. (50.8 to 114-mm)) Steel Castings
E381 Method of Macroetch Testing Steel Bars, Billets,
Blooms, and Forgings
E446 Reference Radiographs for Steel Castings Up to 2 in.
(50.8 mm) in Thickness