The intent of this handbook is to allow the user to identify comparable steels that are found in standards from around the world and then to evaluate each complete standard on its own merit to ensure that the selected steel is suited for the intended application. This handbook is not designed to be the sole source of information for selecting a comparative steel and is not intended to be used as a replacement for steel standards. This handbook is one tool in the process of comparing steel standards from around the world.
Get a detailed explanation of how and why one steel is comparable to another. No other book, currently on the market, does this. Compare standards from ASTM, AFNOR, API, ASME, BSI, EN, CSA, DIN, GB, ISO, JIS, and SAE.
This edition includes:
450+ worldwide standards
275+ new or updated standards
Latest new, revised, and updated steel standards
155,000+ pieces of data
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Changes from AFNOR, BSI, and DIN to their CEN designations
Criteria for comparing steels
Explanation and examples of designation systems of ASTM, SAE, UNS, and CSA
Introduction to European (EN) standard steel designation systems
Changes from DIN, BSI, and AFNOR to their new EN designations