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A516 Steel Plate

A516 steel plate, also known as PVQ516 steel plate, is carbon steel with specifications for pressure vessel plates and moderate or lower temperature service. A516 steel plate is intended primarily for service in welded pressure vessels where improved notch toughness is important. Plates 1.50” and under in thickness are normally supplied in the as-rolled condition. The plates may be ordered normalized or stress relieved, or both. Plates over 1.50” in thickness shall be normalized.

SA516 is the most popular Pressure Vessel grade of steel plate in the industry. It is produced in grades 55, 60, 65 & 70. The most common is Grade 70, although we also stock grades 60 & 65. This specification requires normalizing over 1-1/2” thick plate, although we also stock lighter gauges as well in the normalized condition. SA515 has the same mechanical properties as 516, but is often required to be course grain as opposed to fine grain. The SA515 we stock is certified only to fine grain.

At stancor we make a distinction between A516 steel plate and pressure vessel plates. Some other steel plate companies class everything as pressure vessel plate: there is no right and wrong about this.The most important thing to know as a potential customer of stancor is that we stock, process, and distribute all of the popular grades of Boiler and Pressure Vessel specifications like  A516 Grade 60 Steel Plate , A516 Grade 65 Steel Plate , A516 Grade 70 Steel Plate, ASTM A516 GRADE 60 65 70 Plates Trippled Certified , ASTM A516 GRADE 60 70 Plates Dual Certified , A537 Class 1 Steel Plate, A537 Class 2 Steel Plate

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ASME or ASTM?

So what is the difference between ASTM A516 Gr. 70 and ASME SA516 Gr. 70? In fact the mechanical and chemical properties of the steels are identical and it is the producer of the standard that is the key difference. ASTM, the American Society for Testing and Materials, produces standards that define limits and parameters on a product’s properties and the methods of testing those properties. ASME, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, specifies materials to be used in the manufacture and construction of particular items. The relevance of this to pressure vessels is that ASME publishes design codes and standards for the manufacture of vessels and within these a particular material standard will be endorsed. ASME “acquires” ASTM specifications in this way and its pressure vessel code committee assigns an “S” to the relevant ASTM standard. So A516 becomes SA516 when ASME acquires it.

Size Range

A516 Steel Plate are available from Stancor as follows:

Thicknesses:
5mm to 150mm
Widths:
1,500mm to 2,500mm
Length:
6,000mm to 12,000mm

 

Plates under this specification are available in four grades having different strength levels as follows:

Grade U.S. [SI]

Tensile Strength,

ksi [MPa]

55 [380]

55–75 [380–515]

60 [415]

60–80 [415–550]

65 [450]

65–85 [450–585]

70 [485]

70–90 [485–620]

 

The maximum thickness of plates is limited only by the capacity of the composition to meet the specified mechanical property requirements; however, current practice normally limits the maximum thickness of plates furnished under this specification as follows:

Grade U.S. [SI]

Maximum Thickness,

in. [mm]

55 [380]

12 [305]

60 [415]

8 [205]

65 [450]

8 [205]

70 [485]

8 [205]

 

A516 Steel Plate Available Grade at Stancor
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stancor offers an extensive range of A516 Steel Plate with the following benefits..
  • major stockholding
  • global shipping
  • variety of plate widths
  • extensive range of thicknesses
  • quick turnaround
  • accurate ‘in-house’ cutting and profiling service
  • high quality steel from major steel mills
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