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H63

Steels for shipbuilding

Steels for shipbuilding can be used for the entire range of shipbuilding applications e.g. for the hull and interior of ships.

Last update: 2014-4-28

Properties
These steel grades are generally supplied under the supervision of classification societies, in accordance with the appropriate
regulations in each case. Plates can be supplied as rolled, shotblasted or shotblasted and painted (see data sheet H00).

Advantages
Depending on the part of the ship where the steel is to be used, toughness values at different temperatures and/or through-thickness
mechanical properties can be required. Weldability is often a key requirement.
Applications
Steels for shipbuilding can be used for the entire range of shipbuilding applications e.g. for the hull and interior of ships.

Agreements
The maximum thickness approved in shipbuilding specifications can be communicated on request by your sales agent.

Available options
Options available (after prior agreement):

Reduced carbon equivalent value


Ultrasonic testing
Through-thickness properties (Z test)
Shotblasting or shotblasting and painting
Suitability for cold bending
Other options specified in the standard

Brand correspondence
American Bureau of Shipping Bureau Veritas Germanischer Lloyd Det Norske Veritas
RINA Lloyd NKK
AB BV GL NV
Grade
Naval A AB/A BV-A GL-A LR-A KA NV-A
A
Grade
Naval B AB/B BV-B GL-B LR-B KB NV-B
B
Grade
Naval D AB/D BV-D GL-D LR-D KD NV-D
D
Grade
Naval E AB/E BV-E GL-E LR-E KE NV-E
E
LR-
AH-27 AM FCE- - - - - NV-A27S
AH27S
LR-
DH-27 AM FCE- - - - - NV-D27S
DH27S
LR-
EH-27 AM FCE - - - - - NV-E27S
EH27S
AH-32 AM FCEAB/AH32 BV-AH32 GL-A32 AH32 LR-AH32 KA32NV-A32
DH-32 AM FCEAB/DH32 BV-DH32 GL-D32 DH32 LR-DH32 KD32NV-D32
EH-32 AM FCE AB/EH32 BV-EH32 GL-E32 EH32 LR-EH32 KE32 NV-E32
FH-32 AM FCE AB/FH32 BV-FH32 - - LR-FH32 - NV-F32
AH-36 AM FCEAB/AH36 BV-AH36 GL-A36 AH36 LR-AH36 KA36NV-A36
DH-36 AM FCEAB/DH36 BV-DH36 GL-D36 DH36 LR-DH36 KD36NV-D36
EH-36 AM FCE AB/EH36 BV-EH36 GL-E36 EH36 LR-EH36 KE36 NV-E36
FH-36 AM FCE AB/FH36 BV-FH36 - - LR-FH36 - NV-F36
AH-40 AM FCEAB/AH40 BV-AH40 - - LR-AH40 - NV-A40
DH-40 AM FCEAB/DH40 BV-DH40 - - LR-DH40 - NV-D40
EH-40 AM FCE AB/EH40 BV-EH40 - - LR-EH40 - NV-E40
FH-40 AM FCE AB/FH40 BV-FH40 - - LR-FH40 - NV-F40

Dimensions
Table B below gives the maximum thicknesses available, based on certifications issued by classification societies.

For all dimensions available, see Table A in data sheet H99.


Table B

ABSBVGLLRDNVNKKRINA
Naval A 80 80 80 80 80 50 50
Naval B 80 80 80 80 80 50 50
Naval D 80 80 80 80 80 50 50
Naval E 80 80 80 80 80 50 50
AH-27 AM FCE 80 80
DH-27 AM FCE 80 80
EH-27 AM FCE 80 80
AH-32 AM FCE80 80 80 80 80 50 50
DH-32 AM FCE80 80 80 80 80 50 50
EH-32 AM FCE 80 80 80 80 80 50 50
FH-32 AM FCE 25 25 25 80
AH-36 AM FCE80 80 80 80 80 50 50
DH-36 AM FCE80 80 80 80 80 50 50
EH-36 AM FCE 80 80 80 80 80 50 50
FH-36 AM FCE 25 25 25 80
AH-40 AM FCE25 25 25
DH-40 AM FCE25 25 25
EH-40 AM FCE 25 25 25
FH-40 AM FCE 25 25 25 25

Mechanical properties
Direction Thickness (mm) Re (MPa) Rm (MPa) A 5.65So (%) KV 0C KV -20C KV -40C KV -60C
(J) (J) (J) (J)
Naval A T 5 - 100 235 400 - 520 22 - - - -
5 - 50 27
L 50 - 70 - - - 34 - - -
70 - 100 41
Naval B
5 - 50 20
T 50 - 70 235 400 - 520 22 24 - - -
70 - 100 27
5 - 50 27
L 50 - 70 - - - - 34 - -
70 - 100 41
Naval D
5 - 50 20
T 50 - 70 235 400 - 520 22 - 24 - -
70 - 100 27
5 - 50 27
L 50 - 70 - - - - - 34 -
70 - 100 41
Naval E
5 - 50 20
T 50 - 70 235 400 - 520 22 - - 24 -
70 - 100 27
5 - 50 27
L 50 - 70 - - - 34 - - -
70 - 100 41
AH-27 AM FCE
5 - 50 20
T 50 - 70 265 400 - 530 22 24 - - -
70 - 100 27
DH-27 AM FCE 5 - 50 27
L 50 - 70 - - - - 34 - -
70 - 100 41
T 5 - 50 265 400 - 530 22 - 20 - -
50 - 70 24
70 - 100 27
5 - 50 27
L 50 - 70 - - - - - 34 -
70 - 100 41
EH-27 AM FCE
5 - 50 20
T 50 - 70 265 400 - 530 22 - - 24 -
70 - 100 27
5 - 50 31
L 50 - 70 - - - 38 - - -
70 - 100 46
AH-32 AM FCE
5 - 50 22
T 50 - 70 315 440 - 570 22 26 - - -
70 - 100 31
5 - 50 31
L 50 - 70 - - - - 38 - -
70 - 100 46
DH-32 AM FCE
5 - 50 22
T 50 - 70 315 440 - 570 22 - 26 - -
70 - 100 31
5 - 50 31
L 50 - 70 - - - - - 38 -
70 - 100 46
EH-32 AM FCE
5 - 50 22
T 50 - 70 315 440 - 570 22 - - 26 -
70 - 100 31
5 - 50 31
L 50 - 70 - - - - - - 38
70 - 100 46
FH-32 AM FCE
5 - 50 22
T 50 - 70 315 440 - 570 22 - - - 26
70 - 100 31
AH-36 AM FCE L 5 - 50 - - - 34 - - -
50 - 70 41
70 - 100 50
5 - 50 24
T 50 - 70 355 490 - 630 21 27 - - -
70 - 100 34
5 - 50 34
L 50 - 70 - - - - 41 - -
70 - 100 50
DH-36 AM FCE
5 - 50 24
T 50 - 70 355 490 - 630 21 - 27 - -
70 - 100 34
5 - 50 34
L 50 - 70 - - - - - 41 -
70 - 100 50
EH-36 AM FCE
5 - 50 24
T 50 - 70 355 490 - 630 21 - - 27 -
70 - 100 34
5 - 50 34
L 50 - 70 - - - - - - 41
70 - 100 50
FH-36 AM FCE
5 - 50 24
T 50 - 70 355 490 - 630 21 - - - 27
70 - 100 34
5 - 50 39
L 50 - 70 - - - 46 - - -
70 - 100 55
AH-40 AM FCE
5 - 50 26
T 50 - 70 390 510 - 650 20 31 - - -
70 - 100 37
DH-40 AM FCE L 5 - 50 - - - - 39 - -
50 - 70 46
70 - 100 55
5 - 50 26
T 50 - 70 390 510 - 650 20 - 31 - -
70 - 100 37
5 - 50 39
L 50 - 70 - - - - - 46 -
70 - 100 55
EH-40 AM FCE
5 - 50 26
T 50 - 70 390 510 - 650 20 - - 31 -
70 - 100 37
5 - 50 39
L 50 - 70 - - - - - - 46
70 - 100 55
FH-40 AM FCE
5 - 50 26
T 50 - 70 390 510 - 650 20 - - - 31
70 - 100 37

Charpy V notch impact test specimens should be taken in the longitudinal direction. Transverse test specimens are not usually
required. Transverse test results for plates and wide flats should be guaranteed by the supplier.

Chemical composition
C (%) Mn (%) P (%) S (%) Si (%) Al (%) Cu (%) Cr (%) Ni (%) Mo (%) Ceq (%) N2 (%)
Naval A 0.21 2.5*Cmin 0.035 0.035 0.50 - 0.30 0.20 0.40 0.08 - -
Naval B 0.21 0.60 0.035 0.035 0.35 - 0.30 0.20 0.40 0.08 - -
0.10 -
Naval D 0.21 0.60 0.035 0.035 0.020 0.30 0.20 0.40 0.08 - -
0.35
Naval E 0.18 0.70 0.035 0.035 0.10 - 0.020 0.30 0.20 0.40 0.08 - -
0.35
AH-27 AM FCE 0.18 0.9 - 1.60 0.035 0.035 0.50 0.020 0.35 0.20 0.40 0.08 0.36 0.012
DH-27 AM FCE 0.18 0.9 - 1.60 0.035 0.035 0.50 0.020 0.35 0.20 0.40 0.08 0.36 0.012
EH-27 AM FCE 0.18 0.9 - 1.60 0.035 0.035 0.50 0.020 0.35 0.20 0.40 0.08 0.36 0.012
AH-32 AM FCE 0.18 0.9 - 1.60 0.035 0.035 0.50 0.020 0.35 0.20 0.40 0.08 0.36 0.012
DH-32 AM FCE 0.18 0.9 - 1.60 0.035 0.035 0.50 0.020 0.35 0.20 0.40 0.08 0.36 0.012
EH-32 AM FCE 0.18 0.9 - 1.60 0.035 0.035 0.50 0.020 0.35 0.20 0.40 0.08 0.36 0.012
FH-32 AM FCE 0.16 0.9 - 1.60 0.025 0.025 0.50 0.020 0.35 0.20 0.40 0.08 0.36 0.012
AH-36 AM FCE 0.18 0.9 - 1.60 0.035 0.035 0.50 0.020 0.35 0.20 0.40 0.08 0.38 0.012
DH-36 AM FCE 0.18 0.9 - 1.60 0.035 0.035 0.50 0.020 0.35 0.20 0.40 0.08 0.38 0.012
EH-36 AM FCE 0.18 0.9 - 1.60 0.035 0.035 0.50 0.020 0.35 0.20 0.40 0.08 0.38 0.012
FH-36 AM FCE 0.16 0.9 - 1.60 0.025 0.025 0.50 0.020 0.35 0.20 0.40 0.08 0.38 0.012
AH-40 AM FCE 0.18 0.9 - 1.60 0.035 0.035 0.50 0.020 0.35 0.20 0.40 0.08 0.40 0.012
DH-40 AM FCE 0.18 0.9 - 1.60 0.035 0.035 0.50 0.020 0.35 0.20 0.40 0.08 0.40 0.012
EH-40 AM FCE 0.18 0.9 - 1.60 0.035 0.035 0.50 0.020 0.35 0.20 0.40 0.08 0.40 0.012
FH-40 AM FCE 0.16 0.9 - 1.60 0.025 0.025 0.50 0.020 0.35 0.20 0.40 0.08 0.40 0.012

For A/B/D/E grades, the carbon + 1/6 of the manganese content should not exceed 0.40%. The steel should contain aluminium,
niobium, vanadium or other suitable grain-refining elements, either singly or in any combination. When these elements are used
singly, the steel should contain the specified minimum content of the grain-refining element (0.02% Nb 0.05%, 0.05% V
0.10%, Ti 0.02%). When used in combination, the specified minimum content of each element is not applicable.

Nb + Ti + V 0.12%

For *H grade, Ceq requirements apply only for TM rolling conditions and thicknesses < 50 mm.
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