A514-E Plate

From the extraction of precious metals to the creation of vital infrastructure, ASTM A514-E steel plate plays a pivotal role in society. Produced to meet stringent codes for applications like structural supports and heavy-load machines, this high-strength material excels in demanding environments. 

Universal Steel America stocks A514-E with thicknesses from 1/4 to 8 inches and in the quench-and-tempered condition. It’s classified as a high-strength-low alloy, or HSLA, material grade. It has a minimum yield strength of 100 kilopounds per square inch, or KSI, up to 2-1/2 inches thick, and a 90 KSI minimum yield strength from 2-1/2 to 8 inches thick. 

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Benefits of ASTM A514-E Steel Plate

ASTM A514-E is a quenched and tempered alloy steel plate with an attractive combination of high yield strength, strong weldability, and good toughness at low atmospheric temperatures. This alloy steel grade is designed for an array of structural uses, as well as heavy machinery and equipment, and offers the following characteristics: 

  • Impact resistance 
  • High strength
  • Corrosion resistance 
  • Long-term economy 
  • Abrasion resistance 

This material grade is also available with additional Charpy impact testing, or CVN testing, upon request. Also known as the Charpy V-notch test, this high strain-rate test involves striking a standard notched specimen with a controlled weight pendulum swung from a set height. It measures the amount of energy absorbed by the specimen during fracture and helps show whether a metal is brittle or ductile. 

Typical Applications

A514-E steel plate, which is sometimes called T-1 steel plate, is commonly used for the manufacture or fabrication of parts that require a higher strength at a reduced weight. Typical applications include: 

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  • Transport trailers
  • Construction equipment
  • Crane booms
  • Large tooling
  • Mining equipment
  • Wear-resistant steel plates 
  • Mobile lifts
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Wear bars
  • Heavy vehicle frames and chassis
  • Welded bridge structural members

A514-E Steel Plate Requirements

A514-E steel plate is not generally recommended for service at temperatures lower than -50 degrees Fahrenheit, or -46 degrees Celsius, since its toughness is not sufficient to prevent brittle fracture at lower temperatures. This material type is also not recommended for service at temperatures higher than 800 degrees Fahrenheit, or 425 degrees Celsius, because fracture could result from low stress-rupture ductility at higher temperatures. 

Acquire high-quality A514-E steel plate for your application with assistance from Universal Steel America. Committed to supplying clients with superior materials on time and within budget, we have you covered. 

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