What is ASTM A693?ASTM A693 is a Specification for Precipitation-Hardening Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip.
CategorySteel Plates, Sheets, and Strip for Pressure Vessels
ScopeThis specification covers precipitation-hardening stainless steel plate, sheet, and strip. The mechanical properties of these steels are developed by suitable low-temperature heat treatments generally referred to as precipitation hardening.
Ok let's start with ASTM A693 chemical composition.
Cr15.00 - 17.50
Ni3.00 - 5.00
Cu3.00 - 5.00
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Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Grade 630 (After precipitation hardening at 482°C)170 ksi (1170 MPa) min.
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Grade 630 (After precipitation hardening at 482°C)190 ksi (1310 MPa) min.
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Elongation (min.) 50 mm0.05.
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Reduction of Area (min. %)Not required.
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Grade 630 (After precipitation hardening at 482°C)40 - 48 HRC
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Grade 630 (After precipitation hardening at 621°C)41J min. (Non mandatory)
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Density7480 - 8000 kg/m3 (around 7.9 g/cm3 or 0.285 lb/in3).
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Elastic Modulus180 GPa (26107 ksi) - 210GPa (30458 ksi).
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Poisson's RatioUsually around 0.26 – 0.31.
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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 A693 currently ranks 2 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 1 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 ReferencesA 480/A 480M Specification for General Requirements for
Flat-Rolled Stainless and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate,
Sheet, and Strip
E 527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys (UNS)