NASA offers steel plate specs that cover a wide range of applications Such as the automotive, construction, heavy machinery, tube and pipe, structures and high pressure vessel industries.

Technical Specifications

Chemical

Composition % in weight (Max)

Yield Strength

min.

Tensile Strength

Ksi min.

Elongation 8″ min.
C Mn P S Si Cb V
Low and Médium Carbon Steels SAE-1015 0.12/0.18 0.30/0.60 0.030 0.035
SAE-1045 0.42/0.50 0.60/0.90 0.030 0.035

Pressure Vessel

Steel

SA-285-C 0.28 0.90 0.035 0.035 33 55/75 23
SA-455 0.33 0.85/1.20 0.035 0.035 0.40 0.020 38 75/95 15
SA-516-60 0.27 0.90 0.035 0.035 32 60/80 21
SA-516-70 0.31 1.20 0.035 0.035 38 70/90 17
SA-612 0.25 1.0/1.35 0.035 0.035 0.15/0.40 0.02 50 83/105 16
Structural Steel A-36 0.29 1.20 0.040 0.050 0.40 36 58/80 20
A-283-B 0.17 0.90 0.035 0.040 0.40 27 50/65 25
A-283-C 0.24 0.90 0.035 0.040 0.40 30 55/75 22
A-572-50 0.23 1.35 0.035 0.035 0.40 0.050 0.060 50 65 18
AHMSA 50 0.23 1.35 0.035 0.040 0.40 0.050 50 65 18
AHMSA 55 0.27 1.35 0.035 0.040 0.40 0.050 55 70 18

Tube and

Pipe Steel

API-5L-B 0.20 1.15 0.035 0.035 0.35 35 60 35
ASTM A-53-A 0.30 0.95 0.050 0.045 30 60 35

Ksi = Thousand pounds /in2

Standard Thickness:

  • 1/4″ – 3/8″ – 1/2″ – 5/8″ – 3/4″ – 7/8″
  • 1″ – 1 1/4″ – 1 1/2″ –  1 3/4″ –  2″
  • 2 1/4″ – 2 1/2″

Standard Width:

  • 60″
  • 72″
  • 84″
  • 96″
  • 120″

Theoretical weight of a sheet.

Kgs = Thickness by Width by length by 0.129

TOLERANCES
Cal. Width Nom Tolerancy
2″ 2.0000″

1.9900″ /

2.1000″

1 3/4″ 1.7500″

1.7400″ /

1.8100″

1 1/2″ 1.5000″

1.4900″ /

1.5600″

1 1/4″ 1.2500″

1.2400″ /

1.3100″

1″ 1.0000″

.9900″ /

1.0600″

15/16″ 0.9375″

0.9275″ /

0.9675″

7/8″ 0.8750″

0.8650″ /

0.9050″

13/16″ 0.8125″

0.8025″ /

0.8425″

3/4″ 0.7500″

0.7400″ /

0.7800″

11/16″ 0.6875″

0.6775″ /

0.7175″

5/8″ 0.6250″

0.6150″ /

0.6550″

9/16″ 0.5625″

0.5525″ /

0.5925″

1/2″ 0.5000″

0.4900″ /

0.5300″

7/16″ 0.4375″

0.4275″ /

0.4675″

3/8″ 0.3750″

0.3650″ /

0.4050″

5/16″ 0.3125″

0.3025″ /

0.3425″

1/4″ 0.2500″

0.2400″ /

0.2800″

ASTM A-6 Refers to 72″ wide