BS1501 161 430A and BS1501 161 430B Boiler Plate Steel
BS1501 is the British standard for carbon and carbon manganese steel plates used in pressure applications.
A significant part of Brown McFarlane’s boiler plate stock inventory is made up of plates certified to BS1501 161 430A and BS1501 161 430B. This is despite the fact that BS 1501: 1980 Part 1 was officially withdrawn on 15th February 1993. The standard was superseded by the European standard EN 10028.
Brown McFarlane recognise that BS1501 is a steel specification that is still required by our customers and for that reason, we continue to hold stock in order to provide the best possible service.
BS1501 161 Boiler Plate Steel Specification
BS 1501 161 specifies requirements for fully killed carbon steel plates up to 150mm thick in three grades.
The two types of BS1501 161 430 available are type A and type B:
• Type A: indicated specified minimum room temperature tensile strength
• Type B: as above but with specified elevated temperature properties
Steel plates are supplied in the normalised condition, however the normalising treatment can be omitted for plates up to and including 40mm thick. In these cases, all specified property requirements must be met when the steel is in the hot finished condition.
Other BS1501 Steel Plate Grades
BS 1501 161 430 type B is the same as type A in all respects except that it also has elevated temperature properties specified.
As well as BS 1501 161 430A and 430B, we are also stockists of pressure vessel plates manufactured and certified to BS 1501 in the following grades:
BS 1501 223 490B LT30
BS 1501 224 490B LT50
BS 1501 225 490B LT50
- Dished ends
Chemical composition (ladle analysis, %) of 161-430 steel.
|0.25 max||0.10 – 0.35||0.60 – 1.40||0.030 max||0.030 max||0.25 max||0.30 max||0.10 max||0.30 max|
|Plate thickness||Tensile RM||Yield RE||Elong. A|
|over 3mm to 16mm||430 – 550N/mm2||250N/mm2 min.||23% min|
|over 16mm to 40mm||430 – 550N/mm2||240N/mm2 min.||23% min|
|over 40mm to 63mm||430 – 550N/mm2||230N/mm2 min.||22% min|
|over 63mm to 100mm||430 – 550N/mm2||220N/mm2 min.||21% min|
|over 100mm to 150mm||430 – 550N/mm2||210N/mm2 min.||21% min|
Min. values for proof strength Rp0,2 (MPa) at elevated temperatures.
|3mm to 16mm||222||215||192||161||153||148|
|over 16mm to 40mm||210||202||181||161||153||148|
|over 40mm to 63mm||200||192||178||161||153||148|
|over 63mm to 100mm||186||181||172||161||153||148|