ASTM A121-99(2004)

    Standard Specification for Metallic-Coated Carbon Steel Barbed Wire


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers metallic-coated steel barbed wire, consisting of a strand of two wires.

    1.2 The barbed wire is available with aluminum, zinc, and zinc-5 % aluminum-mischmetal alloy coatings, with a number of coating weights, in a number of different constructions (designs), and in two grades. Not all designs are available in all coating types.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in brackets are for information only.

    1.4 The text of this specification references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory information. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables) shall not be considered as requirements of the specification.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    Federal Standard

    Fed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipments (Civil Agencies) Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098

    ASTM Standards

    A90/A90M Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on Iron and Steel Articles with Zinc or Zinc-Alloy Coatings

    A428/A428M Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on Aluminum-Coated Iron or Steel Articles

    A641/A641M Specification for Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Carbon Steel Wire

    A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment

    A809 Specification for Aluminum-Coated (Aluminized) Carbon Steel Wire

    A856/A856M Specification for Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloy-Coated Carbon Steel Wire

    A902 Terminology Relating to Metallic Coated Steel Products

    Military Standards

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage

    MIL-STD-163 Steel Mill Products Preparation for Shipment and Storage


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31152002(Barbed wire)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/A0121-99R04

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    Citation Format

    ASTM A121-99(2004), Standard Specification for Metallic-Coated Carbon Steel Barbed Wire, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004, www.astm.org

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