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1.1 This practice covers procedures for establishing the acceptability of metallic-coated steel sheet, painted metallic-coated steel sheet and painted nonmetallic-coated steel sheet for use as cold formed framing members.
1.2 This practice shall be used to assess the corrosion resistance of different coatings on steel sheet in a laboratory test. It shall not be used as an application performance standard for the cold formed framing members.
1.3 The practice shall be used to evaluate coatings under consideration for addition to Specification A 1003/A 1003M.
1.4 The values stated in either inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as 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.
1.5 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes, excluding those in tables and figures, shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A902 Terminology Relating to Metallic Coated Steel Products
A1003/A1003M Specification for Steel Sheet, Carbon, Metallic- and Nonmetallic-Coated for Cold-Formed Framing Members
B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
D714 Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Blistering of Paints
D1654 Test Method for Evaluation of Painted or Coated Specimens Subjected to Corrosive Environments
ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)