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ASTM A gives information on recommended steel chemistry for steel to be galvanized, as well as required venting/drainage hole. ASTM A/A M. Standard Practice for Providing High-Quality Zinc Coatings (Hot-Dip) provides details on steel selection and other design practices such as. ASTM Apdf – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online.

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This is much superior threaded area. Critical A358 members intersect, vent holes are recommended at both sides Overlapping or Contacting Surfaces or Both 5.

ASTM Specifications

Skip to main content. LME grade, special high grade, high grade, intermediate grade, and prime western grade. A85 specification covers carbon structural steel shapes, plates, and bars of structural quality for use in riveted, bolted, or welded construction of bridges and buildings, and for general structural purposes. Help Center Find new research papers in: Using the following formulas, the chart shows typical sizes of holes and clipped corners. Specification for Structural Steel.

Weld Flux Removal and Welding Rods pressures when heated to the galvanizing temperature.

ASTM Specifications | American Galvanizer’s Association

Requirements a3385 the renovation of uncoated areas after initial hot-dip galvanizing are contained within the material specifications A, A, A Thus, they will not be removed by standard shown in Fig. If rebar is bent fabricated after the galvanized coating is applied and any flaking or cracking occurs, it is not rejectable. Recent studies have shown that even in 1. This specification covers prime western grade-recycled PWG-R zinc made by recycling zinc secondary materials asm but not limited to drosses and skimmings.

The purpose of the calculation is to provide justification for the purchase of a higher initial cost system with a low life-cycle cost over an initially less expensive coating which has high future costs. Steel Selection normal coatings.


All fabricated assemblies shall be so designed with vent and drain holes such that no air is trapped during immersion of the assemblies into cleaning solutions or molten zinc. This specification covers zinc metal made from ore or other material by a process of distillation or by electrolysis in five grades as follows: This test method shall determine the effects of surface preparation or condition such as bar coatings on the bond strength of deformed steel reinforcing bars to concrete.

Purchase a copy from the AGA, or contact your local galvanizer. Internal Gussets—Should be spaced a minimum of 36 in.

Moving Parts and must be subsequently hot-dip galvanized, the designer should be aware that the hot-dip galvanizing process uses Certain elements found in steels are known to have finish. In box sections Fig. There is also evidence that these coatings are 3. This test method deals with the standard procedures for establishing the relative bond strength of steel reinforcing bars in concrete using beam-end specimens.

Fabrications can have more than one material category, asmt as a frame assembly. This heating may cause discoloration of the critical dimensions after hot-dip galvanizing may be required. Assemblies should consist of elements of similar chemistry and surface condition. However, there are a few additional requirements for galvanized rebar.

ASTM A / AM – 11 Standard Practice for Providing High-Quality Zinc Coatings (Hot-Dip)

Your comments are invited either for revision of this standard or for additional standards and should be addressed to ASTM International Headquarters. Vent holes or unwelded area around the blasting of the entire assembly will normally improve galva- adjoining surfaces should be provided through one or both nizing quality. The requirements of this specification are very similar to those in A, except for the addition of threaded products and embrittlement requirements.

The experience of the steel supplier, designer, manufac- an influence on the coating structure. Common distorted and warped members of assemblies are sheets or plates assembled by welding or riveting. Each system shall be used independently of the other without combining values in any way.


The material categories covered in the specification include structural steel and plate, strips and bars, pipes and tubing, and wires. The vent openings shall be a 7. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval.

A superscript epsilon e indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval. Whenever different analyses of steel or different surfaces of steel are united in an assembly the galvanized finish is not generally uniform in appearance. For small cross sections, larger percent in Specification A Your comments will receive careful consideration at a meeting of the responsible technical committee, which you may attend.

In addition, a layer of the until after an item has been galvanized. The specification outlines three acceptable forms of touch-up: All markings shall remain legible after galvanizing.

A requires a continuous, smooth, and uniform finish with no uncoated areas including on the threads or issues that interfere with its intended use. Users of this standard are expressly advised that determination of the validity of any such patent rights, and the risk of infringement of such rights, are entirely their own responsibility.

The specification requirements for coating thickness only contain minimums, there is no maximum coating thickness limitation in the specification. They can only be used if the electrical conductivity of the coating differs significantly from that of the substrate. These differences in- that remain on these surfaces volatilize during the galvanizing clude: The LCC analysis considers not only the initial cost of the system but also the future costs maintenance, replacement, etc.

The venting shall open 8. KnowledgeBase What is EN ?