Minimum of Minimal……Time ? Thickness ? The term that drives me crazy is "unless otherwise specified"?
Can you imagine what a procurement "person" might accept when challenged year to year to buy commodity metals at 10% less than the previous year? Safety over Service….availability! Did someone
Conclusion: those of us who function as failure analyst likely will continue to be very busy ! MurDoc
The problem is that the manufacturer may not know the application, so even guessing why materials were chosen may not be valid.
-"While in case of "316/316L" it would mean corrosion and weldability characteristics must be met at a minimum."You don't know what corrosion minimum, there also may be mechanical property minima. If a spec calls for 316 at a minimum, would 316H or 316L be preferential? Unless minimum properties are specifically called out, "minimum" is a nonsense word and has no place in material specification.
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