The success of every infrastructure, heavy equipment, or transit project hinges on the ability to meet stringent codes developed to standardize performance and safety. A lightweight and robust alloyed material, ASTM A514-Q steel plate is ideal for these types of applications.
Benefits of ASTM A514-Q Steel Plate
A514-Q is a quenched and tempered alloy steel plate that exhibits high yield strength, strong weldability, and good toughness at low atmospheric temperatures. This material is designed for a variety of structural uses, as well as industrial machinery and equipment, and offers the following characteristics:
- Impact resistance
- High strength
- Fair grinding and machining potential
- Corrosion resistance
- Long-term economy
- Abrasion resistance
A514-Q steel plate, which is sometimes called T-1 steel plate, is regularly used to manufacture or fabricate high-strength components at reduced weights. Here are some common applications:
Storage container support frames
Heavy vehicle frames and chassis
A514 Steel Plate Requirements
Universal Steel America stocks A514-Q steel plate with thicknesses from 1/4 to 8 inches and in the quench-and-tempered condition. The material is classified as a high-strength-low alloy, or HSLA. 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.
We can supply A514-Q steel plate with additional Charpy impact testing, or CVN testing, upon request. It measures the amount of energy absorbed by the specimen during fracture and determines whether a material is brittle or ductile, which is beneficial for specific applications. Sometimes called 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