The chemical composition of A475-03(2014) steel grade typically consists of elements such as carbon (0.2-0.35%), manganese (1.20-1.55%), phosphorus (0.035% max), sulfur (0.040% max), silicon (0.15-0.35%), and copper (0.20% min). These elements contribute to the desired properties and performance of the steel grade.
The mechanical properties of A475-03(2014) steel grade are determined by its composition and heat treatment. It typically exhibits a tensile strength of 140,000 psi (965 MPa) and a minimum yield strength of 70,000 psi (483 MPa). The steel grade also has a minimum elongation of 14% and a reduction of area of 35% when tested under specified conditions.
The A475-03(2014) steel grade is governed by the ASTM A475-03(2014) standard, which establishes the requirements for carbon and alloy steel wire ropes and wire rope slings used for general purposes. This standard specifies the chemical composition, mechanical properties, and other requirements, ensuring consistent quality and performance for the steel grade.
Correspondingly, the A475-03(2014) steel grade is commonly used in applications where high strength and durability are required, such as in the construction industry for lifting and hoisting equipment, in the mining industry for haulage ropes, and in the oil and gas industry for wire ropes used in well servicing operations. Its properties make it suitable for applications that involve heavy loads, harsh environments, and high tension requirements.