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February 19, 2013 - ASTM A1082/A1082M, Specification for High Strength Precipitation Hardening and Duplex Stainless Steel Bolting for Special Purpose Applications, covers bolting used in oil and gas industries for offshore drilling platforms, sour gas service, expanders/compressors in pipeline service, power generation facilities, and heat exchanger and cryogenic applications. In addition to general requirements, standard includes supplementary requirements that apply only when specified individually by purchaser.

Stainless Steel Bolting Used in Oil and Gas Industries Now Covered by ASTM International Standard

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Press release date: February 12, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., —Bolting used in the oil and gas industries for offshore drilling platforms, sour gas service, in expanders and compressors in pipeline service, in power generation facilities and in heat exchanger and cryogenic applications is now covered by a new ASTM International standard.

ASTM A1082/A1082M, Specification for High Strength Precipitation Hardening and Duplex Stainless Steel Bolting for Special Purpose Applications, was developed by Subcommittee A01.22 on Steel Forgings and Wrought Fittings for Piping Applications and Bolting Materials for Piping and Special Purpose Applications, which is part of ASTM International Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys.

“The new specification covers bolting for high temperature, low temperature, high pressure and special applications,” says Lester Burgess, director of technical services and quality, TSP/U.S. Bolt Manufacturing, and an A01 member. “Bolting made of this type of material has unique performance properties that are useful in such applications, and material types covered by ASTM A1082/A1082M are seeing increased use for bolting.”

Burgess notes that having a specification that directly covers this bolting means that users, suppliers and testing bodies can reference a single specification rather than augment or modify an existing specification, write a separate specification or state numerous requirements on purchasing documents.

In addition to the general requirements detailed in the main body of the standard, the standard also includes a set of supplementary requirements that apply only when specified individually by a purchaser. These supplementary requirements include Charpy impact tests and nondestructive inspection.

Burgess welcomes those who use the new standard to contact A01.22 with any feedback they have about the standard.
To purchase ASTM standards, visit and search by the standard designation, or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 877-909-ASTM; ). ASTM International welcomes participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit

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ASTM Committee A01 Next Meeting: May 20-23, 2013, May Committee Week, Indianapolis, Ind.
Technical Contact: Lester Burgess, TSP/US Bolt Manufacturing, Houston, Texas, Phone: 713-230-2500;
ASTM Staff Contact: Kevin Shanahan, Phone: 610-832-9737;
ASTM PR Contact: Barbara Schindler, Phone: 610-832-9603;
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