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1.1 This specification covers soft, medium, and hard temper zinc-5% aluminum-mischmetal (Zn-5 Al-MM) alloy-coated carbon steel wire in coils for general use. The product is intended for applications requiring corrosion resistance, drawability, and formability.
1.2 This specification is applicable to orders in either inch-pound units (as A856) or acceptable SI units [as A856M]. Inch-pound units and SI units are not necessarily equivalent.
1.3 The supplementary requirements of this specification cover Zn-5 Al-MM alloy coating weights for nails, staples, and wire from which nails and staples are cut and formed.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
Federal StandardsFed Std. No. 123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)
Other StandardsGF-1 Standard Practice for Determination of Cerium and Lanthanum Compositions in Galfan Alloy (5-Al-0.04 % La-0.04 % Ce-Ba1 SHG Zn)
Military StandardsMIL-STD-163 Steel Mill Products Preparation
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
B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
B750 Specification for GALFAN (Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal) Alloy in Ingot Form for Hot-Dip Coatings
E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
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
ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)