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Stock Specifications - Plates

High yield structural Plates API-2W grade 50
API-2W grade 50 high yield structural plates are intended for (but not limited to) use in fixed offshore structures, designed to
operate in the offshore sector.

Applicable codes and standards
API 2W, 2006 edition specifies high strength steel plates for offshore structures, produced by thermo-mechanical controlled
processing.

Grade

Grade 50 LS Z35
Structural

Minimum Yield (expressed in ksi)

API 2W steels are intended for
fabrication primarily by cold forming
and welding.

LS: Low Sulphur

Z35

Sulphur content is controlled.

t ≤ 25 mm 345 - 517 MPa
25 < t ≤ 40 mm 345 - 483 MPa
40 < t ≤ 63 mm 345 - 483 MPa
63 < t ≤ 80 mm 345 - 483 MPa
80 < t ≤100 mm 345 - 483 MPa

Through thickness testing when
called for via option S4.
Min Tensile 358 MPa
(=80% of 448 MPa).

Heat analysis for Sulphur shall
be max 0,006% when specified
via option S5. TTP testing is not
mandatory. This should be
specified via option S4.

The primary use of these steels is in tubular joints, stiffened plate construction and other intersections where portions of the plate will be subject to tension in the
thickness direction. Supplementary requirement S4 provides for through-thickness testing of plates and specifies limits for acceptance. This steel offers enhanced
through thickness ductility and impact values verified at minus -40°C.

Chemical composition

Product analysis in % (All values are max. unless otherwise stated.)
C

0,16

Cu

0,35

Cr+Mo+Ni+V

-

Si

0,05-0,50

N1

0,0122

Nb+V

-

Mn

1,15-1,65

Nb

0,030

Nb+V+Ti

-

P

0,03

Ti

0,025

CEV (IIW)
see formula below

t ≤ 40 mm: 0,39
40 <t ≤ 90 mm: 0,41
40< t ≤ 150 mm: 0,43

S

0,006

V

-

Pcm
see formula below

t ≤ 40 mm: 0,22
40 <t ≤ 90 mm: 0,23
40< t ≤ 150 mm: 0,24

Cr

0,25

As3

-

Mo

0,08

Sb

-

Bi

-

Ni

0,75

Sn

-

Ca

-

Al

0,015/0,055

Pb

-

B

0,0005

4

CEV = C +

Mn
6

+

Cr+Mo+V
5

Nitrogen shall not be intentional added
Nitrogen may be max 0,013% if titanium is 0,010-0,020%
3
Boron shall not be intentional added
4
Acid Solublerange or otherwise a total of 0,02-0,06%
1
2

+

Ni+Cu
15

Pcm = C +

3

Si
30

+

Mn+Cu+Cr
20

+

Ni
60

+

Mo
15

+

V
10

+ 5B

class A.2 certificate according to EN 10204. min 23 345-517 25 < t ≤ 40 40 < t ≤ 63 Tensile Rm 345-483 80 < t ≤ 100 Available supplementary for stock plates as per Appendix A of API 2W Supplementary Subject Remarks S1 UT According to EN 10160 S1/E2 or ASTM A578 S3 Tensile test Additional tensile test shall be taken for head and tail corner of each parent-plate S4 Through Thickness Testing TTP testing meeting class Z35 according to ASTM A370 or EN 10164. Transverse CVN-values in strain aged condition min.5 mm. The surface condition does comply with EN 10163-2. endorsed by recognized and independent inspection agency. aged for 1h at 250°C. Low stress die-stamping on head and tail of each plate. ‘No break’ at minus 35°C acc ASTM E208 *Available upon request Surface All surfaces have been 100% visually inspected. S5 Low Sulphur S ≤ 0.006% S8 Strain ageing* Strain ageing tests are carried out for thicknesses greater than or equal to 12. 448 - ≥ 41/34J transverse in 2”. Thickest plate per lot. sub-class 3. 41/34J at -40°C S9 PWHT* For t > 40mm tensile and impact testing in PWHT condition S10 Hardness* Hardness tested according to Vickers S11 Weldability* Pre qualification for thicknesses ≥ 40 mm up to 75 mm in accordance with API RP2Z S12 Drop weight testing* For plates over 16 mm thickness. Plastic strain 5%. Rev 1 I September 2013 . Certification and traceability All dimensions will be supplied with a 3.Mechanical properties Grade 50 Thickness t Yield Reh mm t ≤ 16 16 < t ≤ 25 MPa 63 < t ≤ 80 Reh / Rm CVN El MPa - -40 °C % min.