This specification covers structural quality carbon steel plates furnished to chemical composition requirements.
The plates are available in several standard steel grades and non-standard grades.
The plates are usually furnished in the as-rolled (hotrolled) condition.
Supplementary requirements are provided for additional requirements that may be specified on the order.
When the steel is to be welded, it is presupposed that a welding procedure suitable for the grade of steel and intended use or service will be utilized. See Appendix X3 of Specification A6/A6M for information on weldability.
The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard