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Applicability & Allowable Stress of ASTM A516 Gr.55

Applicability and Maximum Temp. Limits

The ASTM A516 Gr.55 (ASME SA-516 Gr.55) plates are applicable for the construction of power boilers (ASME BPVC Section I), nuclear power plant components (ASME BPVC Section III Classes 2 & 3), pressure vessels (ASME BPVC Section VIII Divsion 1), and transport tanks (ASME BPVC Section XII). Same as ASTM A516 Gr.65, the maximum temperature limits and its application for SA-516 Gr. 55 are listed respectively:

  • ASME Section I: 850°F
  • ASME Seciton III CL 2 & 3: 700°F
  • ASME Section VIII-1: 1000°F
  • ASME Section XII: 650°F

Maximum Allowable Stress at Elevated Temperatures

*Temp.: metal temperature, °F, not exceeding; *MAS: maximum allowable stress, ksi.
*The maximum allowable stress at elevated temperatures for ASME SA-516 Gr.55.
*UNS number of ASTM A516 Gr.55: K01800; P-No.: 1; Group-No.: 1.



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