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1.1 This practice covers the precautions that should be taken to obtain high-quality hot-dip galvanized coatings.
1.2 Where experience on a specific product indicates a relaxing of any provision, the mutually acceptable change shall be a matter for agreement between the manufacturer and purchaser.
1.3 This specification is applicable to orders in either inch-pound units (as A 385) or in SI units (as A 385M). Inch-pound units and SI units are not necessarily exact equivalents. Within the text of this specification and where appropriate, SI units are shown in brackets. Each system shall be used independently of the other without combining values in any way.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A143/A143M Practice for Safeguarding Against Embrittlement of Hot-Dip Galvanized Structural Steel Products and Procedure for Detecting Embrittlement
A384/A384M Practice for Safeguarding Against Warpage and Distortion During Hot-Dip Galvanizing of Steel Assemblies
A563 Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Nuts
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) DocumentsSteelConstructionMan
ICS Number Code 25.220.40 (Metallic coatings)