SSAB Multisteel PE
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Normalized pressure vessel steel heavy plate.
SSAB Multisteel PE is hot rolled structural steel for general pressure equipment steel constructions. PE = Pressure European (meets the European standard).
Exceeding the requirements of several standard steel grades, SSAB Multisteel PE is a versatile pressure vessel steel for fabricated pressure equipment made of weldable fine grain steels. Formability and highly consistent quality guarantee fast, uninterrupted production, generating clear savings in the costs of material management.
SSAB Multisteel PE exceeds several steel standards and is available as four steel grades: P355N, P355NH, P355NL1 and P355NL2 according to EN 10028-3.
SSAB Multisteel PE covers steel grades in four different qualities:
1) Room temperature quality (P355N)
2) Elevated temperature quality (P355NH)
3) Low temperature quality (P355NL1)
4) Special low temperature quality (P355NL2)
5) SSAB Multisteel PE (all together)
Pressure vessel steel grades recognized by standard EN 10028 are mainly delivered with the inspection certificate 3.1. Directive 2014/68/EU (PED) requires the manufacturer’s quality assurance system to be approved by an external accredited authority (Notified Body).
SSAB Europe Oy Raahe Works holds the PED – approval from DNV.
SSAB Raahe Works is authorized to use PED certificate for pressure equipment steels according to EN 10028-3 based on EN 10028-1.
SSAB Multisteel PE is available in thickness of 5.00 – 150.00 mm.
The mechanical properties are tested transverse to the direction of rolling.
Hot tensile test is performed at +300°C in compliance with EN 10028-3 and EN 10028-1.
|Min. impact energy for longitudinal testing,
Charpy V 10x10 mm test specimens
The impact test is made transverse to the rolling direction in compliance with EN 10028-3 and EN 10028-1.
|Thickness (mmin)||5.00 - 50.000.197 - 1.969||50.01 - 150.001.969 - 5.9055|
Thickness ¾ from EN 10029 Class B.
Width and length according to EN 10029.
Flatness tolerance 6 mm/m.
Surface according to EN 10163-2 Class B subclass 3.
Shot blasted & primed surface is available upon request.
SSAB Multisteel PE provides two different certificates:
EN 10204-3.1 to SSAB Multisteel PE.
EN 10204-3.1/PED2014/68/EU to P355NL1/NL2/NH/N EN 10028-3.
Weldability is excellent with all welding processes. Increased working temperature requirements are less than those of the corresponding strength grades of standard steels. This means easier welding and cost savings under both workshop and site welding conditions.
Needed working temperatures for thick plates please consult SSAB Tech Support.
SSAB Multisteel offers better formability properties than standard steels. Successful forming requires that the manufacturer uses good workshop techniques. Worn tools, poor lubrication, scratches on the surface of the steel as well as edge burrs will all reduce forming quality.
Guaranteed minimum bending radius for all directions is 2 x t up to 30 mm thick plate where t = plate thickness.
Recommendations for stress relieving and normalizing.
Stress relieving 550 – 600°C (target 580°C)
2 minutes/millimeter of thickness, however, 30 minutes minimum. Slow cooling in the furnace.
Normalizing 900 – 940°C (target 920°C)
1 minute/millimeter of thickness, however, 20 minutes minimum. Cooling in free air.
For information concerning fabrication, see SSAB´s brochures on www.ssab.com or consult Tech Support.
Appropriate health and safety precautions must be taken when bending, welding, cutting, grinding or otherwise working on the products.