ASTM/ASME Steel Specifications & Material Test Reports (MTR)

- by Using ASTM Standards and ASME Codes

Available Dates and Locations:
Date: November 2-4, 2020
Earn: 24 PDH
Price: $1795
Course Location:
Holiday Inn Express
10010 104 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5J 0Z1 Canada
Book Accommodations with CASTI Room Rate

Learning Outcomes

Attendees who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Identify Steels based on steelmaking practices, chemistry, mechanical properties, heat treatment, and metallurgy in accordance with ASTM/ASME steel specifications.
  2. Understand the heat treatment of Steels based on steelmaking practices, chemistry, and metallurgy in accordance with ASTM/ASME steel specifications.
  3. Understand how Steel mechanical properties are controlled by steelmaking practices, chemistry, heat treatment, and metallurgy for common ASTM/ASME steel specifications.
  4. Relate different Steel product form delivery conditions to their heat treatment and metallurgy prescribed in ASTM/ASME steel specifications, for pipe, plates, forgings, castings, and wire.
  5. Realize how Steel mechanical properties are affected and tested by product manufacturing anisotropic behavior, heat treatment, and metallurgy for common ASTM and ASME steel specifications.
  6. Understand how steel products are marked, dual-graded and multiple marked in accordance with ASTM/ASME steel specifications.
  7. Practice identifying Steel requirements such as heat and heat lot, steelmaking practice, grain size, product form, product marking, etc., in a series of workshops with material test reports and ASTM/ASME steel specifications.

Who Should Attend

Inspectors, engineers, procurement and purchasing personnel, QA personnel, NDE technicians, senior tradespeople, maintenance personnel, who work for owner-user companies, EPC's, inspection/NDE companies, fabricators, maintenance service and repair companies from refineries, upgrader plants, oil sands plants, SAGD plants, petrochemical plants, power plants, gas/oil pipeline companies, pulp mills, repair and maintenance shops, equipment manufacturers, and all supporting industries (e.g., consultants, metal suppliers, order desk personnel, etc.).

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

Each participant will receive a CASTI Certificate of Completion with 24 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for attending all 3 days of the classroom training.

Course Features

Course Outline

Types of Steel: ASTM A941/ASME SA-941 Definitions and Comparison with Others
  • carbon steel
  • low-alloy steel
  • alloy steel
  • stainless steel
Steel Basics
  • roles of alloying elements in steels
  • steelmaking: basic oxygen and electric arc furnaces
  • heat of steel: heat analysis and product analysis
  • residual and unspecified elements in steels
  • killed and rimmed steels
  • steel inclusions
  • Material Test Report: QC checking steel chemistry specifications
Steelmaking Specifications
  • steelmaking processes
  • steel ingot and continuous strand casting
    • billets, blooms, and slabs
  • ladle metallurgy furnace (LMF)
  • steelmaking practices
    • rimmed, capped, killed, and semi-killed steels
  • heat, heat analysis, product analysis, lot of steel
  • residual elements, unspecified elements and no composition requirements
  • Material Test Report: QC checking steelmaking specifications
Steel Product Forms and Specifications
Plates, Sheets, and Strips
  • hot-rolling steel, rolling direction, mechanical properties, and anisotropic behavior
  • open die forging, closed die forgings
  • seamless and welded pipe manufacturing
  • drawing steel
  • Material Test Report: QC checking product form specifications
Steel Processes and Heat Treatment
  • steel processes: hot working and forging
  • annealing, normalizing, quench and tempering
  • mechanical properties and heat treatment
  • delivery conditions to meet steel specifications
  • Material Test Report: QC checking steel processing and heat treatment specifications
Steel Mechanical Properties Verification
  • tension tests
  • impact tests
  • hardness tests
  • Material Test Report: QC checking mechanical property specifications
Ordering Steels to Meet ASTM/ASME Specifications
  • regulations, jurisdiction, and history
  • types and functions of material specifications
  • content of material specifications
  • ordering steels
  • Purchase Order Requirements: understanding the requirements to meet the “specified and expected” product properties
Specifying and Ordering Steels for Sour Service
  • controlling sulfide inclusions during steelmaking
    • desulfurization
    • MnS ratio
    • shape control of inclusions
  • controlling sulfide inclusions during product manufacturing
    • rolling steels
  • Material Test Report: QC checking order for sour service specifications
Ordering Steels to Meet ASTM/ASME Specifications
  • gathering and comparing the requirements from two or more steel specifications within a single standards development organization (SDO), e.g., ASTM examples
  • gathering and comparing the requirements from two or more steel specifications from my multiple standards development organizations (SDOs) with ASTM, ASME, API, CSA, and other examples
  • review of dual-grade, and multiple marking rules and prohibitions with ASTM and ASME examples
  • Material Test Report: multiple marked MTRs; single SDO and multiple SDOs.

Learning Assessment

Learning self-assessment is performed through classroom discussions, problem solving exercises, and workshops.

About the Instructor

John E. Bringas, P.Eng. is the President and Founder of Codes and Standards Training Institute (CASTI) and CASTI Publishing Inc. He is a professional engineer who has practiced metallurgical and materials engineering, and inspection since 1975. He has also been certified as an API 510, 570, 653, 571, 577, and 580 inspector, an AWS Certified Welding Inspector, an Alberta In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector and Welding Examiner, and CGSB certified NDE examiner in UT and RT. He is a long-time committee member of ASTM A01 Steels, A05 Coated Steels, B02 Nonferrous Alloys, E04 Metallography, E28 Mechanical Testing, F42 Additive Manufacturing, J01 ASTM/NACE Committee on Corrosion, NACE STG 31 Oil and Gas Production—Corrosion and Scale Inhibition, STG 32 Oil and Gas Production-Metallurgy, STG 34 Petroleum Refining and Gas Processing, STG 35 Pipelines, Tanks, and Well Casings, STG 39 Process Industries—Materials Applications and Experiences, and past Canadian Representative on ISO TC 17-SC 4 (Steels). He is the author of the ASTM Handbook of Comparative World Steel Standards, ASTM Handbook of Steel Data: American and European, ASTM Passport to Steel Database, and the CASTI Metals Data Books. Mr. Bringas has engineering work experience in the steel making, foundry, consulting (failure analysis), inspection, NDE, refinery, pipeline, and petrochemical industries.