1.1 This specification covers a group of common requirements which, unless otherwise specified in the purchase order or in an individual specification, shall apply to carbon and alloy steel bars under each of the following ASTM specifications (or under any other ASTM specification which invokes this specification or portions thereof): Title of Specification ASTM DesignationA Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Bars: Steel Bars, Carbon, Quenched and Tempered A321 Steel Bars and Shapes, Carbon Rolled from "T'' Rails A499 Steel Bars, Carbon, Merchant Quality, M-Grades A575 Steel Bars, Carbon, Hot-Wrought, Special Quality A576 Steel Bars, Carbon, Merchant Quality, Mechanical Properties A663 Steel Bars, Carbon, Hot-Wrought, Special Quality, Mechanical Properties A675 Steel Bars for Springs, Carbon and Alloy A689 Steel Bars, Carbon, Hot-Wrought, Special Quality, for Fluid Power Applications A695 Cold-Finished Carbon Steel Bars: Steel Bars, Carbon, Cold-Finished, Standard Quality A108 Stress-Relieved Steel Bars Subject to Mechanical Property Requirements, Cold-Drawn Carbon A311/A311M Hot-Rolled Alloy Steel Bars: Steel Bars, Alloy, Standard Grades A322 Steel Bars, Alloy, Subject to End-Quench Hardenability Requirements A304 Steel Bars, Alloy, Hot-Wrought or Cold-Finished, Quenched and Tempered A434 Steel Bars, Alloy, Hot-Wrought, for Elevated Temperature or Pressure-Containing Parts, or Both A739 Cold-Finished Alloy Steel Bars: Steel Bars, Alloy, Cold-Finished A331 Steel Bars, Alloy, Hot-Rolled or Cold-Finished, Quenched and Tempered A434 Steel Bars, Carbon, Hot-Wrought or Cold-Finished, Special Quality, for Pressure Piping Components A696 AThese designations refer to the latest issue of the respective specifications, which appear either in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol 01.05, or as reprints obtainable from ASTM. 1.2 In case of any conflict in requirements, the requirements of the purchase order, the individual material specification, and this general specification shall prevail in the sequence named. 1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded as the standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification. 1.4 For purposes of determining conformance to this specification and the various material specifications referenced in 1.1, dimensional values shall be rounded to the nearest unit in the right-hand place of figures used in expressing the limiting values in accordance with the rounding method of Practice E29.