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ASTM A369 Grade FP12 Cr-Mo Steel

ASTM A369 grade FP12 is an alloy steel formulated for primary forming into wrought products. Cited properties are appropriate for the stress relieved condition. It has a fairly low tensile strength and a moderately low ductility among wrought alloy steels in the same category.

The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare ASTM A369 grade FP12 to: wrought alloy steels in the same category (top), all iron alloys (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness

140

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

190 GPa 27 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

20 %

Fatigue Strength

170 MPa 25 x 103 psi

Poisson's Ratio

0.29

Shear Modulus

73 GPa 11 x 106 psi

Shear Strength

300 MPa 43 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

470 MPa 69 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

250 MPa 36 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

250 J/g

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

430 °C 800 °F

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

1470 °C 2670 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

1430 °C 2600 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

470 J/kg-K 0.11 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

45 W/m-K 26 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

13 µm/m-K

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

7.3 % IACS

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

8.3 % IACS

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

2.8 % relative

Density

7.9 g/cm3 490 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

1.6 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

21 MJ/kg 8.9 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

52 L/kg 6.2 gal/lb

Common Calculations

PREN (Pitting Resistance)

2.8

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

81 MJ/m3

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

160 kJ/m3

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

13 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

24 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

17 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

17 points

Thermal Diffusivity

12 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

14 points

Alloy Composition

Among alloy steels, the composition of ASTM A369 grade FP12 is notable for containing a comparatively high amount of chromium (Cr). Chromium is used to improve corrosion resistance and most mechanical properties (particularly at higher temperatures).

Iron (Fe) 96.8 to 98.4
Chromium (Cr) 0.8 to 1.3
Molybdenum (Mo) 0.44 to 0.65
Manganese (Mn) 0.3 to 0.61
Silicon (Si) 0 to 0.5
Carbon (C) 0.050 to 0.15
Phosphorus (P) 0 to 0.025
Sulfur (S) 0 to 0.025

All values are % weight. Ranges represent what is permitted under applicable standards.

Followup Questions

Similar Alloys

Further Reading

ASTM A369: Standard Specification for Carbon and Ferritic Alloy Steel Forged and Bored Pipe for High-Temperature Service