What is ASTM A995?ASTM A995 is a Specification for Castings, Austenitic-Ferritic (Duplex) Stainless Steel, for Pressure- Containing Parts.
CategoryCorrosion-Resisting and Heat-Resisting Steels
ScopeThis specification covers austenitic-ferritic (duplex) stainless steel castings for valves, flanges, fittings, and other pressure-containing parts.
Ok let's start with ASTM A995 chemical composition.
Cr21 - 23.5
Ni4.5 - 6.5
Mo2.5 - 3.5
N0.10 - 0.30
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Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Grade 4A60 ksi (415 MPa) min.
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Grade 4A90 ksi (620 MPa) min.
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Elongation (min.) 50 mm0.25.
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Reduction of Area (min. %)Not Required.
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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 A995 currently ranks 40 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 39 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 488/A 488M Practice for Steel Castings, Welding, Qualification
of Procedures and Personnel
A 703/A 703M Specification for Steel Castings, General
Requirements, for Pressure-Containing Parts
E 125 Reference Photographs for Magnetic Particle Indications
on Ferrous Castings
E 165 Test Method for Liquid Penetrant Examination
E 562 Test Method for Determining Volume Fraction by
Systematic Manual Point Count