ASTM A385/A385M-09

    Standard Practice for Providing High-Quality Zinc Coatings (Hot-Dip)

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    1. Scope

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    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) Documents

    SteelConstructionMan


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.220.40 (Metallic coatings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/A0385_A0385M-09

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