Test Page – ASTM A335 Chrome Moly Pipe

ASTM A335 Pipe (ASME S/A335, Chorme-Moly) is a seamless ferritic Alloy-Steel Pipe for high temperature service. Pipe ordered to this specification shall be suitable for bending, flanging (vanstoning), and similar forming operations, and for fusion welding.  Sometimes referred to as “P Grade”, chome moly pipe is popular in P-Grades P5, P9, P11, P22, and P91.  The most common use of grades P11, P22, and P91 is in the power industry and petro-chemical plants,  Grades P5 and P9 are commonly used  in refineries.

A335 is often called chrome moly pipe because of the chemical makeup of Molybdenum (Mo) and Chromium (Cr). Molybdenum increases the strength of steel as well as the elastic limit, resistance to wear, impact qualities, and hardenability.  Moly increases the resistance to softening, restrains grain growth and makes chromium steel less susceptible to embrittlement.  Moly is the most effective single additive that increases high temperature creep strength.  It also enhances the corrosion resistance of steel, and inhibits pitting.  Chromium (or chrome) is the essential constituent of stainless steel.  Any steel with 12% or more Chrome is considered stainless.  Chrome is virtually irreplaceable in resisting oxidation at elevated temperatures. Chrome raises the tensile, yield, and hardness at room temperatures.  The composition chrome moly alloy steel pipe make it ideal for use in power plants, refineries, petro chemical plants, and oil field services where fluids and gases are transported at extremely high temperatures and pressures.

Federal Steel Supply stocks a full range of the following A335 pipe grades:


ASTM A333 (ASME S/A-333) Pipe grades permit low temperature service. This specification covers nominal (average) walled pipe almost exclusively in seamless.  Several grades of ferritic steel are included. Some product sizes may not be available under this specification because heavier wall thicknesses have an adverse effect on low-temperature impact properties. A333 pipe is furnished to nine different grades designated by numbers 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 11.  Discussed herein are Grades 1 and 6.

Federal Steel Supply supplies a full range of ASTM A333 (ASME S/A 333)

1/4” Nominal to 24”O.D.
Wall Thickness – Schedule 10 through XXH

Chemical Properties %                        Unspecified Chemistry Max %    

C  Mn P S Si Cr Cu Mo Ni Cb V
Grade 1:  0.30 0.40-1.06 0.025 0.025
(Note:  This is similar chemistry to A53/SA53) 
Grade 6:  0.30 0.29-1.06 0.025 0.025 0.10 min 0.30 0.40 0.12 0.40 0.12, max 0.08 max

(Note:  This is similar chemistry to A106/SA106)


Mechanical Properties:                                             Grade 1                                  Grade 6                     

Tensile Strength, min, psi (MPa)                             55,000 (380)                60,000 (415)     

Yield Strength, min, psi (MPa)                                30,000 (205)                35,000 (240)

CVN Impact (Charpy) Test: 

Minimum Impact Test Temperature

Grade 1                       -50 (F)             -45 (C)

Grade 6                       -50 (F)             -45 (C)

Heat Treatment:

Grades 1 and 6 shall be heat treated to control their microstructure.

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