Oil & gas construction project consumes a huge quantity of steel either in form of Structural steel or metal sheet in form of pressure vessel or more. A large of specification are available for their uses.
Here we are going to understand the steel SAE specification and their meaning and IS steel uses.
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has designated steel for so many years .
Steel designation consist of 4 numbers (X X X X ) . Each number has there own significance as mentioned below:-
First Digit:- Main Alloying element
Second Digit:- Top grade element
Third digit & fourth digit:- carbon wt %
|1XXX series||Carbon Steel|
|2XXX Series||Nickel Steel|
|3XXX Series||Nickel Chromium Steel|
|4XXX Series||Molybdenum Steel|
|5XXX Series||Chromium Steel|
|6XXX Series||Chromium Vanadium Steel|
|7XXX Series||Tungsten steel|
|8XXX Series||Ni-Cr-Mo Steel|
|9XXX Series||Silicon Manganese Steel|
Keep in mind that SAE designation system is different than IS system of designation.
Below is various grades of Steel as per Indian Specification and their uses.