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  • A & P :
    Annealed and Pickled.

  • ACID BRITTLENESS :
    Brittleness caused by pickling in dilute acid to remove scale.

  • ACID STEEL :
    Steel melted in a furnace having an acid bottom and lining and under a slag with acid reaction.

  • ACTUAL SIZE :
    The real measurement for either the Inside Diameter or the Outside Diameter of the pipe.

  • AGING :
    The process or sometimes the effects of allowing metal to remain at ordinary temperatures or in heat treatment at tempera­tures above normal to hasten changes that take place in normal aging.

  • ALLOY ELEMENTS :
    Elements added to improve or change prop­erties of the metal.

  • ANNEALING :
    A heating and cooling operation, usually slow cooling, performed on steels in the solid state.
    Annealing is a comprehensive term, the purpose of which maybe:
    (1) To remove stresses.
    (2) To induce softness.
    (3) To alter ductility, toughness, electrical, magnetic or other physical properties.
    (4) To refine the crystalline structure
    (5) To remove gases.
    (6) To produce a definite microstructure.
     

  • Av. :
    Average

 
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