ASTM A875/A875M-01a

    Standard Specification for Steel Sheet, Zinc-5% Aluminum Alloy-Coated by the Hot-Dip Process

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers steel sheet, in coils and cut lengths, metallic-coated by the hot-dip process, with zinc-5 % aluminum alloy coating. The Zn-5Al alloy coating also contains small amounts of elements other than zinc and aluminum that are intended to improve processing and the characteristics of the coated product.

    1.2 The coating is produced as two types: zinc-5 % aluminum-mischmetal alloy (Type I) and zinc-5 % aluminum-0.1 % magnesium alloy (Type II), and in two coating structures (classes). The coated sheet is produced in several coating designations (coating weight [mass]).

    1.3 The material is intended for applications requiring corrosion resistance, formability, and paintability.

    1.4 The steel sheet is produced in a number of designations, types, grades, and classes designed to be compatible with differing application requirements.

    1.5 Coated sheet material furnished under this specification shall conform to the applicable requirements of the latest issue of Specification A924/A924M, unless otherwise provided herein.

    1.6 This specification is applicable to orders in either inch-pound units (as A875) or metric (SI) units [as A875M]. Values in inch-pound and SI units are to be regarded separately 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 shall be used independently of the other.

    1.7 Unless the order specifies the "M" specification designation (SI units), the material shall be furnished to inch-pound units.

    1.8 The text of this specification references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes, excluding tables and figures, shall not be considered as requirements of this specification.

    1.9 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.

    ASTM Standards

    A90/A90M Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on Iron and Steel Articles with Zinc or Zinc-Alloy Coatings

    A902 Terminology Relating to Metallic Coated Steel Products

    A924/A924M Specification for General Requirements for Steel Sheet, Metallic-Coated by the Hot-Dip Process

    B750 Specification for GALFAN (Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal) Alloy in Ingot Form for Hot-Dip Coatings

    E47 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Zinc Die-Casting Alloys

    E517 Test Method for Plastic Strain Ratio r for Sheet Metal

    E646 Test Method for Tensile Strain-Hardening Exponents (n -Values) of Metallic Sheet Materials

    E1277 Test Method for Chemical Analysis of Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloys by ICP Emission Spectrometry

    ISO Standard

    ISO 14788 Continuous Hot-Dip Zinc-5 % Aluminum Alloy Coated Steel Sheet and Coils

    Other Document

    GF-1 Standard Practice for Determination of Cerium and Lanthanum Compositions in Galfan Alloy (5 % Al-0.4 % La-0.4 % Ce-Bal SHG ZN)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30264000(Carbon steel sheets)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0875_A0875M-01A

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