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1.1 This specification covers deformed and plain steel reinforcing bars with protective epoxy coating applied by the electrostatic spray method.
Note 1--The coating applicator is identified throughout this specification as the manufacturer.
1.2 Other organic coatings may be used provided they meet the requirements of this specification.
1.3 Requirements for coatings are contained in Annex A1.
1.4 Guidelines for construction practices at the job-site are presented in Appendix X1.
1.5 This specification is applicable for orders in either SI units (as Specification A775M) or inch-pound units [as Specification A775].
1.6 The values stated in either SI or inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. Within the text, the inch-pound 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, except as specifically noted in Table 1. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with this specification.
1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A615/A615M Specification for Deformed and Plain Carbon-Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement
A706/A706M Specification for Low-Alloy Steel Deformed and Plain Bars for Concrete Reinforcement
A944 Test Method for Comparing Bond Strength of Steel Reinforcing Bars to Concrete Using Beam-End Specimens
A996/A996M Specification for Rail-Steel and Axle-Steel Deformed Bars for Concrete Reinforcement
B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
D374 Test Methods for Thickness of Solid Electrical Insulation
D2967 Test Method for Corner Coverage of Powder Coatings
D4060 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Taber Abraser
G8 Test Methods for Cathodic Disbonding of Pipeline Coatings
G14 Test Method for Impact Resistance of Pipeline Coatings (Falling Weight Test)
G20 Test Method for Chemical Resistance of Pipeline Coatings
G62 Test Methods for Holiday Detection in Pipeline Coatings
NACE StandardsRP-287-87 Field Measurement of Surface Profile of Abrasive Blast-Cleaned Steel Surface Using a Replica Tape
SSPC SpecificationsSSPC-PA 2 Measurement of Dry Coating Thickness with Magnetic Gages SSPC-SP 10 Near-White Blast Cleaning SSPC-VIS 1 Pictorial Surface Preparation Standards for Painting Steel Surfaces
ICS Number Code 77.140.15 (Steels for reinforcement of concrete)
UNSPSC Code 30103623(Reinforcing bar or rebar or mesh)