This specification covers quality assurance sampling and testing procedures used to determine conformance to applicable material specification requirements of wrought carbon and low-alloy steel products and of forging stock.
This specification covers the requirements for heat-treatment of four classes of steel (See 1.2) and the requirements for furnace equipment, test procedures and information for heat-treating procedures, heat-treating temperatures and material (See 6.3) test procedures. This specification is applicable only to the heat treatment of raw material (See 6.3.1); it does not cover the requirements for the heat treatment of steel parts (See 3.4 and 6.3.2). This specification also describes procedures that, when followed, will produce the desired properties and material qualities within the limitations of the respective alloys tabulated in Tables 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D. Alloys other than those specifically covered herein may be heat treated using all applicable requirements of this specification.
This specification, in conjunction with the general requirements for steel heat treatment covered in AMS2759, establishes the requirements for heat treatment of low-alloy steel parts to minimum ultimate tensile strengths of 220 ksi (1517 MPa) and higher. Parts are defined in AMS2759. The requirements for heat treatment of alloy Aermet100 are no longer part of this specification and can be found in AMS2759/3. Due to the limited hardenability of these materials, size limits have been added to this specification.