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British and american standards for stainless steels for pressure vessel applications


The table shows both current and obsolete British standards, (where these may be of current interest), in the ‘Status’ column. ‘C’ is current and ‘W’ is withdrawn.
The ‘date’ is the original publication year.

For ASTM standards, the table shows current standards only.
ASTM standards are reviewed each year and the status updated, even if no changes have been made to the standard. The original and current year of issue is not therefore shown.

These lists cannot be guaranteed as complete and accurate by the BSSA.
In cases of doubt the catalogues maintained by the British Standards Institution or the American Society for Testing and Materials should be used.

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Std Number Date Status Title
British Standards
BS EN 10028-7 2007 C Specification for Flat Products Made Of Steels for Pressure Purposes. Stainless Steels
BS 1501-3 1990 W Steels for Pressure Purposes: Plates – Specification for Corrosion and Heat-Resisting Steels
BS EN 10272 2007 C Stainless Steel Bars for Pressure Purposes
BS 1502 1982 W Specification for Steels for Fired and Unfired Pressure Vessels: Sections And Bars
BS 3605-2 1992 W Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipes and Tubes for Pressure Purposes – Part 2 Longitudinally Welded Tubes
BS EN 10216-5 2004 C Seamless Steel Tubes for Pressure Purposes -Technical Delivery Conditions – Part 6 Stainless Steel Tubes
BS EN 10217-7 2005 C Welded Steel tubes for pressure purposes – Technical Delivery Conditions – Part 7 Stainless Steel Tubes
BS 3127 1979 Specification for Ferrous and Non Ferrous Bourdon Tubing
BS EN 10222-5 2000 C Steel Forgings for Pressure Purposes. Martensitic, Austenitic and Austenitic-Ferritic Stainless Steels
BS 1503 1989 W Specification for Steel Forgings for Pressure Purposes
BS EN 10213-4 2007 C Technical Delivery Conditions for Steel Castings for Pressure Purposes. Austenitic And Austenitic-Ferritic Steel Grades
BS 1504 1976 W Specification for Steel Castings for Pressure Purposes
BS 4882 1990 C Specification for Bolting for Flanges and Pressure Containing Purposes
BS EN 10269 1999 C Steels and Nickel Alloys for Fasteners with Specified Elevated and / or Low Temperature Properties
BS 1506 1990 W Specification For Carbon, Low Alloy And Stainless Steel Bars And Billets For Bolting Material to be used In Pressure Retaining Applications
ASTM Standards
ASTM A240 Specification for Heat-Resisting Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet and Strip for Pressure Vessels
ASTM A479 Specification for Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes for Use in Boilers and Other Pressure Vessels
ASTM A336 Specification for Steel Forgings, Alloy, for Pressure And High Temperature Parts
ASTM A351 Specification for Steel Castings, Austenitic, for High Temperature Service
ASTM A451 Specification for Centrifugally Cast Austenitic Steel Pipe for High Temperature Service

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