Handbook Of Comparative World Steel Standards Third Edition by John E Bringas
Contents of Comparative World Steel Standards
- Introduction to Comparing World Steel Standards.
- Carbon and Alloy Steels for General Use
- Structural Steel Plates
- Pressure Vessel Steel Plates
- Steel Tubes and Pipes
- Steel Forgings
- Steel Castings
- Wrought Stainless Steels
- Steels for Special Use
Preface Comparative World Steel Standards
This is the book I never wanted to write, but always wanted to own. As a metallurgical engineer and long-time user of steel standards, author of the four CASTI Metals Data books, and a member of the ASTM A01 and B02 Standard Committees, I knew very well the many pitfalls and challenges of writing such a handbook.
There were many standards of crucifixion from around the world that were a new volume, which caused many surprises and delays in completing this book.
Comparing steel standards is not an exact science, so the biggest challenge in preparing such a book was defining the ‘rules’ of comparison.
Of the similar books on the market today, there is no explanation in detail why one steel can be compared to another.
They simply appear together in a list of steel I kept a diary to help create a practical set of rules of comparison that I can share with other users to help them understand how and why one steel might be compared to another.
He writes. I was only able to finish the rules of comparison after the last chapter and appendix had been completed.
Finally done Doing a full book review resulted in some chapters being reorganized and others tuning in.
There were many occasions when I thought the book was over, only to have to change, add or delete a rule making another book review necessary.
After more than two years of searching for Steel standards and data collection from around the world for 2 second abbreviation and 3 research and development editions of this handbook,
Then developing a comparative arrangement of over 100,000 pieces of data, and this handbook is an ongoing and expanding project. Adding a fully searchable e-book on CD makes this product even more valuable, because trying to find a single piece of data in over 100,000 is no easy task.
The e-book makes searching for a comparable estel process quick and easy. In some cases the user may discover that the steel is not comparable, I hope you enjoy using this handbook as much as I will.
Tie a chain to it and pin it to your desk, because once others see it, they’ll want to use your copy.
I am interested in your comments and suggestions to improve this handbook, so I encourage you to send your feedback directly to ASTM