F1554
and
B7
There are often questions regarding the A307, F1554 and B7 Specifications.  We are going to
address some of those questions on this page in order to give you a better understanding.
ASTM A307 covers low carbon steel bolts and currently consists of Grades A and B. Grade A covers bolts
for general applications, while Grade B covers Heavy Hex Bolts.

F1554 Grade 36 replaced A307 Grade C, which covered bent anchor bolts and straight rods, as well as  
mild steel anchor bolts of any configuration including headed bolts.

F1554 is available in three grades, Grade 36, Grade 55 and Grade 105.  
These are varying degrees of minimum yield strength.

Import
A307 Hex Bolts or Rods might meet the F1554 Grade 36 requirements, but the test reports that
accompany the bolts or rods do not state this. The
A307 specification only has mechanical requirements for
tensile strength (60 ksi minimum) and elongation (18% minimum).
F1554 Grade 36 has different
requirements for tensile and elongation, in addition to having requirements for yield strength and reduction
of area. Since the
A307 specification does not have requirements for these additional two mechanical
properties, they are typically omitted from the test reports, making it impossible
to prove they meet all of the criteria without additional testing.

Not all
F1554 material is weldable.  F1554 Grade 36 is mild steel and is weldable. Grade 55 is also a mild
steel and is weldable, providing it meets certain standards. Some
Grade 55 material that does not meet  
certain parameters is not weldable.
Grade 105 is not weldable since the heat generated during welding
could alter the mechanical properties of the medium carbon alloy quenched and tempered material.

Allied Bolt and Screw carries both F1554 and ASTM A193 Grade B7 Threaded Rods.  Even though
ASTM A193 Grade B7 has a higher tensile strength, they cannot be substituted. A193 Grade B7 has a
minimum
tensile strength of 125 ksi, while F1554 Grade 55 has a maximum tensile strength of only 95 ksi.

F1554 Grades 36, 55, and 105 are available plain steel as well as hot galvanized.

Do many distributors carry this material in stock?  The answer is no.

Then where do you find
F1554 Grade 55 and ASTM A193 Grade B7 material ?  
The answer is
Allied Bolt and Screw.

ALLIED BOLT AND SCREW STOCKS
 F1554 GRADE 55 THREADED ROD
BOTH PLAIN AND HOT GALVANIZED IN 6 FOOT AND 12 FOOT LENGTHS.

ALLIED BOLT AND SCREW ALSO STOCKS ASTM A193 GRADE B7 THREADED ROD
BOTH PLAIN STEEL AND HOT GALVANIZED IN 6 FOOT LENGTHS.

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