ASTM A516 Grade 70 Steel Plate
Chemical Composition
Carbon:             0.27% (Max)
Manganese:       0.85%-1.20%

Phosphorus:       0.035% (Max)
Sulphur:            0.035% (Max)

ASME SA516 Grade 70 Properties

A516-70 plate is a high-strength, low-alloy steel plate that offers an optimum combination of strength, weldability, and notch toughness. A516 Grade 70 carbon steel properties include:
Tensile Strength: 70-90 ksi
Yield Strength:    38 ksi
Typical Uses

ASTM 516 GR 70 Steel Plate Applications

A516 is the industry's most popular Pressure Vessel grade of steel plate. It is produced in grades 55, 60, 65, or 70. The most common is Grade 70, sometimes referred to as A516-70. A516 GR70 carbon steel applications include:
  • Bridges
  • Buildings
  • Automotive and truck parts
  • Railroad cars
  • Cargo containers
  • Tote boxes
  • Construction equipment
  • Structural tubing
  • Lighting standards
  • Transmission poles

ASTM A516 Grade 70 Steel Plate As Rolled

ASTM A516 Grade 70 Steel Plate
ASTM A516 Gr 70 Rolled Plate is a medium carbon alloy that contains manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, and silicon. These added alloying elements provide increased strength and versatility in highly demanding applications such as pressure vessels requiring moderate to lower temperatures where notch toughness is essential.

Supplementary testing such as Charpy Impacts, Ultrasonic Examination and Carbon Equivalency are available. All plates over 1-1/2" Thick are required to be normalized. For more information see ASTM A516-70 Normalized

The Alro Steel Advantage
Alro Steel is your trusted source for premium ASTM A516-70 rolled plate products. No matter what your project requires, we can provide you with SA-516-70 carbon steel plate based on your project’s exact specifications. For direct pricing, Request a Quote today or call us at 888-888-2576, and we will gladly discuss your A516 GR70 Steel Plate project requirements.

ASTM A516 Grade 70 Carbon Steel Advantages
Alro’s ASTM A516 steel plate is precision manufactured to meet your project needs. Additional SA-516-70 rolled plate advantages include:
  • Strength
  • Weldability
  • Notch toughness


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