SA537-1 Plate

From heavy machinery operation and temperature regulation to power generation and drinking water distribution, pressure-containing equipment plays a vital role in modern society. Designed to store, transport, and treat process media safely, these devices are fabricated from resilient materials like ASME SA537-1 steel plate.

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Benefits of SA 537-1 Plate

SA537-1 is a steel plate grade comprised of carbon, manganese, silicon, and other alloying elements. The material is normalized and heat-treated, which results in higher yield and tensile strengths than standard ASTM grades. It’s suitable for boilers and pressure vessels designed for moderate and lower temperature service for which superior notch toughness is critical. Additional characteristics include: 

  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Sustains high pressures
  • Withstands temperature loads
  • Smooth transition from flange thickness to pipe 
  • Excellent stress distribution
  • Good weldability
  • Easily fabricated

SA537-1 Requirements

While SA537-1 steel plate is an excellent choice for a variety of applications, the ability to excel in harsh, cold-weather environments makes it perfect for API storage tanks. This steel plate grade resists several liquids and gases as well as pitting and cracking. 

For applications demanding higher performance characteristics than standard stock and code requirements, Universal Steel America has you covered. We have an extensive range of mill sources strategically positioned around the world that are capable of producing material to meet precise job needs.

Improve your application with high-quality SA537-1 steel plate from Universal Steel America. Committed to supplying superior materials on time and within budget, we’re ready to help.

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Typical Applications

Universal Steel America stocks SA537-1 steel plate, which is sometimes called ASTM A537-1 steel plate, with thicknesses from 1/4 to 4 inches. Width and length restrictions exist, depending on plate weight and mill capabilities. Typical widths are 96 and 120 inches, whereas standard lengths are 240 and 480 inches. Specialized testing and chemical or physical requirements can vary, depending on the final application requirements. Common uses for SA537-1 steel plate include: 

  • Pressurized tanks
  • Boilers
  • Pressure vessels
  • Tubing 
  • Food processing equipment
  • Flanges
  • Piping
  • Heat exchangers 
  • High-temperature ducting 
  • Pipe clamps
  • Valves