What is ASTM A860?ASTM A860 is a Specification for Wrought High-Strength Low-Alloy Steel Butt-Welding Fittings
ScopeThis specification covers wrought high-strength low alloy steel butt-welding fittings of seamless and electric fusion welded construction. These fittings are for use in high pressure gas and oil transmission and distribution systems.
Ok let's start with ASTM A860 chemical composition.
Mn1.00 - 1.45
Si0.15 - 0.40
V + Nb max.0.12
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Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Grade WPHY 6565 ksi (450 MPa) min.
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Grade WPHY 6577 - 102 ksi (530 - 705 MPa)
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Elongation (min.) 50 mm0.28.
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Reduction of Area (min. %)Not Required.
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All Grades22 HRC or 235 HB max.
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All Grades40 J avg. And 34J min. at -46°C
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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 A860 currently ranks 34 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 33 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 530/A 530M Specification for General Requirements for
Specialized Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe2
A 960 Specification for Common Requirements for
Wrought Steel Piping Fittings2