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1.1 This specification covers cold-rolled steel sheet in coils or in cut lengths, tin-coated by electrodeposition. The product is commonly known as electrolytic tin-coated sheet, and is for applications that need good solderability, good surface appearance, and a degree of corrosion resistance. Tin-coated sheet is produced to various designations of tin coating, as outlined in Table 1.
1.1.1 Electrolytic tin-coated sheet is customarily available as commercial quality, drawing quality, drawing quality special killed, and structural quality which are fully described in Specifications A 366/A 366M, A 611, A 619/A 619M, and A 620/A 620M. The tin coating is available as unmelted or melted.
1.2 Limitations-This specification is applicable to orders in either inch-pound units (as A 599), which is supplied in thicknesses from 0.015 in. to 0.033 in., or SI units [as A 599M], which is supplied in thicknesses from 0.38 mm to 0.84 mm. For thicknesses lighter than 0.015 in. [0.38 mm], refer to A 624 [A 624M].
1.3 Unless the order shows the "M" designation [SI units], the product shall be furnished to inch-pound units. The values stated in either inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with this 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.
A568/A568M Specification for Steel, Sheet, Carbon, Structural, and High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled and Cold-Rolled, General Requirements for
A623 Specification for Tin Mill Products, General Requirements
A623M Specification for Tin Mill Products, General Requirements [Metric]
A624/A624M Specification for Tin Mill Products, Electrolytic Tin Plate, Single Reduced
A630 Test Methods for Determination of Tin Coating Weights for Electrolytic Tin Plate
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
A1008/A1008M Specification for Steel, Sheet, Cold-Rolled, Carbon, Structural, High-Strength Low-Alloy, High-Strength Low-Alloy with Improved Formability, Solution Hardened, and Bake Hardenable
ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)
UNSPSC Code 73181108(Tin plating service)