A pressure vessel securely holds and moves gases, vapors, and liquids at a substantially different pressure than the ambient environment, a capability that permits many industrial, commercial, and household processes to take place. The materials used to manufacture these devices are critical, as failure leads to health and environmental problems. ASME SA516-65 steel plate can push pressure-containing application performance to new levels.
ASME SA516 steel plate is available in three grades: 60, 65, and 70. The intended operating environment is an essential consideration when choosing a steel plate grade. Grade 65 exhibits an ultimate tensile strength of 460 Newtons per square millimeter, whereas Grades 60 and 70 display 415 and 510 Newtons per square millimeter, respectively. Please note that all values are typical.
Standards & Requirments for ASME SA516-65
Although various applications use ASME SA516-65 steel plate in the as-rolled condition, some call for normalizing the hot-rolled product. In this process, the steel is re-austenitized and cooled in ambient air. It leads to improved ductility and notch toughness, as well as reduced ultimate tensile strength and hardness.
ASME SA516-65 steel plate is also supplied in the hydrogen-induced-cracking-tested condition, which is a highly specialized material grade. It’s used in applications involving severe sour gas and Hydrogen Sulfide, or H2S. Also called HIC-tested, this steel plate grade is produced and tested with extreme scrutiny to offer improved performance in dangerous and potentially life-threatening situations where safety is paramount.
Applications for SA516 Grade 65
Universal Steel America stocks ASME SA516-65 steel plate with thicknesses from 3/16 to 12-1/2 inches in as-rolled, normalized, and hydrogen-induced-cracking-tested conditions. Specialized testing and chemical or physical requirements vary depending on the final application. Common uses for ASME SA516-65 plate include:
- Oilfield tools
- Automotive parts
- Construction equipment
- Dished ends
- Structural tubing
- Lighting standards
- Heat exchangers
- Pipe caps
When a project requires higher performance than standard products offer, Universal Steel America is here to help. We have a broad range of mill sources strategically positioned around the world that are capable of producing material to meet precise job needs.
Optimize your pressure-containing application with ASME SA516-65 steel plate from Universal Steel America. We can easily accommodate all order types, from prototypes to large quantities. When partnering with us, you’ll receive high-quality steel plate products at the best price and in the fastest possible time.