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1.1 This specification covers 12 1/2-gage (0.099-in.) [2.5- mm] Class 3 metallic-coated steel wire suitable for use in parallel–wire fence, trellis, and similar structures that are typically nonelectrified. Two types of coatings are covered, as follows:
1.1.1 Type 1—Zinc-coated (galvanized), and
1.1.2 Type II—Zinc-5 % aluminum mischmetal (Zn-5Al-MM) alloy coated.
1.2 This specification is applicable to orders in either inch-pound units (as A 854) or acceptable SI units (as A 854M). Inch-pound units and SI units are not necessarily equivalent.
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
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
B6 Specification for Zinc
B750 Specification for GALFAN (Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal) Alloy in Ingot Form for Hot-Dip Coatings
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E1277 Test Method for Chemical Analysis of Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloys by ICP Emission Spectrometry
Federal StandardFed. Std. No. 123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)
International Lead Zinc Research Organization StandardGf-1 Standard Practice for Determination of Cerium and Lanthanum Compositions in Galfan Alloy (5 % Al-0.04 % La-0.04 % Ca-Bal/SHG Zn) Class 3 Coating
Military StandardsMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)
UNSPSC Code 31151505(Wire rope); 31152206(Coated steel wire); 30152001(Metal fencing)