BS1501 – 225-490A/B

ASTM A516 Grade 60 is a boiler and pressure vessel quality steel which is ideal for moderate and lower temperature service.
The material is used extensively by industrial boiler and pressure vessel fabricators who provide manufacturing support to the oil, gas and petrochemical industry. The steel has good weldability and excellent notch toughness.
At Masteel UK Limited, we keep a healthy stock of ASTM A516 Grade 60 carbon steel plates. These plates come with mill certification in compliance with EN10204 3.1 or EN10204 3.2. and are hard stamped and fully traceable. Alternatively we can ship to you directly from the mill.
Please refer to the data tables below. Should your require a pressure grade steel with greater tensile and yield strength, please refer to ASTM A516 Grade 65 and/or ASTM A516 Grade 70.

Table 2: Mechanical Properties of BS1501 – 225-490A/B

*C (max)0.20
Si (min)0.10
Si (max)0.50
Mn (min)0.90
Mn (max)1.60
P (max)0.030
S (max)0.030
*Al (metallic) (min)0.015
Ni (min)0.010
Ni (max)0.060
Cr (max)0.25
Cu (max)0.30
Mo (max)0.10
Ni (max)0.75

(* Yield strength values for plates over 63mm shall be same values specified for plate thicknesses between 40mm and 63mm reduced by 1% for each 5mm increase over 63mm)
(Please note: the technical information above is for guidance only – for exact specifications please check with our Sales Team)

Table 1: Chemical Composition of BS1501 – 225-490A/B

Nominal Plate ThicknessTensile StrengthYield StrengthElongation
Over (mm)Up to and inc. (mm)min. N/mm²max. N/mm²min. N/mm²min. (%)

(* Aluminium level meets this requirement as long as value is not less than 0.18%)