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Use Of Steel For Low Temperature Applications

Minimum Design Temp Jord Minimum Temp


Without need to Impact of Likely Usage
Description Code Grade Test deg.C deg.C
Australian Plate AS 3678 250L15 -15 -25
Australian Section AS3679 300 PLUS 0 -15
-8
American Plate A36 -15
see UCS 66M
American Sections A36 0 -15
various grades -48
American Plate A516 -48
'normalised' see UCS 66M

UK Plate BS EN 10025 S355J2 S355K2 -20 -30

P275NL1
UK Plate BS EN 10028 -30 -45
P275NL2
UK Section BS 4 0 -15
Japanese Plate JIS G3101 SS400 0 -15
Japanese Section JIS G3101 SS400 0 -15
Japanese Plate JIS G3126 SLA 24A -30
Japanese Plate JIS G3126 SLA 235B -30
Japanese Plate JIS G3126 SLA 24B -45

Notes
1.) Depending upon Availability for MDMT down to -20 deg.C 'Normalised' Boiler & Pressure Vessel
plate can be substituted, They will need to be checked by Impact testing.
2.) For extreme low temperature applications Nickel Alloy Steels should be considered
3.) Duplex & Austinetic Stainless Steels are suitalbe for low temperature applications without impact
testing.

4.) Impact testing will be in accordance with ASTM A370 with sample sizes and locations in
accordance with ASTM A673
5.) For sample sizes 10mm x 10mm x 55mm acceptance criteria is an average greater than 27 Joules
with o single sample less than 20 Joules
6.) For half size samples 10mm x 5mm x 55mm acceptance criteria is an average greater than 14
Joules with o single sample less than 11 Joules