For more info on this topic, check out last month’s post A Brief History of Carbon Steel – Part 1Carbon steel wasn’t always the reliable metal that we use for our blind flanges and forged steel rings that we use…
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A Brief History of Carbon Steel – Part 1
Carbon steel first appeared around the year 500 AD in Damascus steel swords as well as Japanese swords. They were prized for their sharp edges and sturdiness compared to other weapons of the era. The composition of these swords was…
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The short answer is not a lot. ANSI is an abbreviation for the American National Standards Institute, a non-profit organization composed of members from a wide cross-section of individuals associated with them in academia, government agencies, businesses and organizations that…
Connection Bolting Information
|ALLOY STEEL STUD BOLTING MATERIALS|
The following grades of heat treated alloy steel studs are commonly used for high-pressure or extreme service in diameters of ¼ in. to 4 in., inclusive. Other grades and other diameters are available on special order.
ASTM 193, Grade B7
ASTM A193, Grade B7M
ASTM A193, Grade B16
ASTM A320, Grade L7
ASTM A320, Grade L7M
ASTM A320, Grade L43
ASTM A193, Grade B8
ASTM A193, Grade B8M
|CARBON AND ALLOY STEEL NUTS|
ASTM A194, Latest Revision, Grade 2H
ASTM A194, Grade 2HM
ASTM A194, Latest Revision, Grade 4
ASTM A194, Latest Revision, Grade L7
ASTM A194, Grade L7M
ASTM A194, Grade 8/8M
Technical data contained in this section governed by ASME or other Codes/Specifications are subject to change and are therefore provided for information purposes only and are not to be used for design purposes. Refer to latest edition of applicable Code/Specification and addendums thereto for required design data.