ASTM A489-04

    Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Lifting Eyes


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers weldless forged, quenched, and tempered carbon steel threaded lifting eyes (formerly eyebolts) for overhead lifting.

    Note 1—Lifting eyes carrying this specification number even though they are liquid quenched and tempered may be processed from carbon steel which, in the composition range permitted by this specification, could have a fracture appearance transition temperature (50 % shear) higher than operating temperatures. Therefore, in order to minimize the possibility of a brittle cleavage failure, these lifting eyes should never be loaded above the proof load, and should not be used when surface discontinuities exist on the lifting eyes.

    1.2 The specification includes two types denoting shank pattern and one style denoting shank length (both defined in ASME B 18.15) as follows:

    1.2.1 Type 1—Plain pattern (straight shank).

    1.2.2 Type 2—Shoulder pattern.

    1.2.3 Style B—Short length.

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

    1.4 Terms used in this specification are defined in Terminology F 1789 unless otherwise defined herein.


    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

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products

    E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size

    F606 Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators, and Rivets

    F1470 Practice for Fastener Sampling for Specified Mechanical Properties and Performance Inspection

    F1789 Terminology for F16 Mechanical Fasteners

    ASME Standards

    B18.24 Part Identifying Number (PIN) Code System Standard for Fastener Products


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 21.060.10 (Bolts, screws, studs)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31161610(Eye bolts)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/A0489-04

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    Citation Format

    ASTM A489-04, Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Lifting Eyes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004, www.astm.org

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