The ASTM A176 specification is not frequently referenced for stainless steel plate products as ASTM A480 now incorporates much of the same information and standards. A480 steel conforms to the chemical composition and requirements in Specification A176.
This steel is a stainless and heat resisting product, which can be cut to plates, sheets, or strips. Some additional chemical requirements include carbon, manganese, phosphorous, sulfur, silicon, chromium, nickel, and molybdenum. The steel is required to undergo heat analysis, as well as chemical composition analysis. Each product is required to undergo hardness tests, using methods such as Tension or Intergranular corrosion tests. This product can be finished in either hot or cold rolled. Thicknesses can be customized between 0.002″and 3/16″.
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