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1.1 This specification covers soft, medium, and hard temper zinc-coated (galvanized) carbon steel wire in coils for general use.
1.2 The supplementary requirements of this specification cover zinc-coated weights [masses] for nails, staples, and wire from which nails and staples are cut and formed.
1.3 This specification is applicable to orders in either inch-pound units (as A 641) or SI units (as A 641M). Values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as the standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in the two systems are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independent of the other, without combining values in any way.
1.4 This specification and some referenced specifications are expressed in both inch-pound and SI units. If the order specifies the applicable “M” specification designation, the product shall be furnished to SI units.
1.5 The text of this specification references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the 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.
A90/A90M Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on Iron and Steel Articles with Zinc or Zinc-Alloy Coatings
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
A902 Terminology Relating to Metallic Coated Steel Products
B6 Specification for Zinc
E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)