ASTM A2-02

    Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Girder Rails of Plain, Grooved, and Guard Types


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers carbon steel girder rails of three classes based on type or type and weight, and chemistry defined as follows and in Table 1:

    1.1.1 Unless otherwise specified by the purchaser, girder-guard rails shall be Class A.

    1.1.2 Plain and grooved-girder rails under 135 lb/yd (67.1 kg/m) in weight shall be specified by the purchaser as either Class A or Class B.

    1.1.3 Plain and grooved-girder rails of 135 lb/yd in weight and heavier shall be Class C, unless otherwise specified.

    1.2 The values states in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.


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

    ASTM Standards

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

    E10 Test Method for Brinell Hardness of Metallic Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.70 (Steel profiles)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30103100(Rails)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/A0002-02

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    Citation Format

    ASTM A2-02, Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Girder Rails of Plain, Grooved, and Guard Types, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.org

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