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|This specification covers high-strength low-alloy nickel,
copper, phosphorus steel H-piles and sheet piling of structural
quality for use in the construction of dock walls, sea walls,
bulkheads, excavations, and like applications in marine
The atmospheric corrosion resistance of this steel is
substantially better than that of ordinary carbon steels with or
without copper addition (see Note 1). The steel has also shown to
have substantially greater resistance to seawater "Splash Zone"
corrosion than ordinary carbon steel (Specifications A36/A36M and
A328/A328M) where exposed to the washing action of rain and the
drying action of the wind or sun, or both. Where the steel is not
boldly exposed, the usual provisions for the protection of ordinary
carbon steel should be considered.
NOTE 1—For methods of estimating atmospheric corrosion
resistance of low-alloy steels, see Guide G101.
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 inch-pound units or SI units are to
be regarded as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in
brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact
equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of
the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in
nonconformance with the specification.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this
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