ASTM Standards: Material Test Reports for Steels

This live online training course is offered by ASTM International.

Date: June 15, 2022
For pricing and registration, visit: ASTM International.


Course Description

This two day course is designed to learn the basics of reviewing material test reports for steels to improve your ability to correctly write and review steel specifications when ordering or specifying steels based on ASTM Steel Standards and including examples of others, e.g., ASME, API, NACE/AMPP, AISI, etc.

These goals are achieved by studying more than 30 Connecting-the-Standards© Examples covering more than 25 ASTM product specifications, general requirements specifications, test methods, practices, and terminology standards.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Correctly identify steels as being produced to the steel specification and grade ordered to determine conformance and nonconformance by reviewing the material test report.
  • Recognize material test reports that contain multiple marking of steel products from different standards bodies, e.g., ASTM, ASME, API, NACE/AMPP, AISI, SAE, others.
  • Identify the measured and controlled requirements ASTM steel standards ordered and how they are addressed in the material test report.
  • Identify the unmeasured and controlled requirements ASTM steel standards ordered and how they are addressed in the material test report.
  • Navigate both the ASTM product specification and its related general specification to ensure the material test report includes the reporting requirements of both.
  • Distinguish between multiple marked steel grades within the same ASTM specification and others, including both steels and stainless steels.
  • Distinguish how material test report requirements may vary between ASTM steel standards with varying wrought product forms (e.g., plate/sheet/strip, pipe, shapes, forgings, etc.).
  • Explain the acceptability and prohibitions of multiple marking between different specifications and different grades.
  • Explain how grade substitution is not be permitted when material test reports include multiple marked steel products.
  • Describe common ASTM standard marking practices on steel products.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for all personnel involved with steels and particularly ASTM Steel Standards, such as, engineers, inspectors, QA/QC coordinators, NDE examiners, purchasers, inventory control personnel, tradespeople, manufacturing, fabricating and repair companies, engineering procurement companies, construction companies, and others working in most industries that use steel, including: civil construction (buildings, bridges), pressure equipment, ship building, water treatment, pipelines, oil and gas industries (oilfield, upgraders, refineries, etc.), chemical plants, petroleum refining, petrochemical plants, power plants, pulp and paper plants, fertilizer plants, and many others.

Course Outline

  • What is multiple marking of steel products and why it is so important?
  • What is the difference between multiple marking and dual marking of steel products?
  • How are steel products commonly multiple marked in material test reports?
  • How shall steel products be multiple marked in material test reports in accordance with ASTM standards and others?
  • What is the difference between “measured and controlled” and “unmeasured and controlled” requirements ASTM steel standards and how do they affect the review of material test reports?
  • Where are the marking and material test reporting requirements located in ASTM product specifications and their related general specification?
  • How are multiple marked steel grades distinguished within the same ASTM specification and are they in conformance with the order?
  • Why do material test report requirements vary between wrought product forms as specified in the ordered ASTM steel standards (e.g., plate/sheet/strip, pipe, shapes, forgings, etc.)?
  • What the acceptability and prohibition criteria of multiple marking between different specifications and different grades?
  • Why is grade substitution not be permitted when material test reports include multiple marked steel products?
  • What are the common ASTM standard marking practices on steel products?
  • What are the common steps to correctly identify steels as being produced to the ordered steel specification and grade to determine conformance and nonconformance by reviewing the material test report?

Learning Assessment

Learning will be assessed through discussions. Participants are expected to ask questions if an issue is unclear to them.

Certificate and Professional Development Hours

Participants will receive a digital Certificate of Completion with credit for Professional Development Hours (PDH). Visit ASTM International for details.

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