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1.1 This specification covers plain and deformed steel wire and plain and deformed steel welded wire reinforcement with protective epoxy coating. A Class A minimum coating thickness is required for wire and welded wire reinforcement intended for use in concrete and masonry. A Class B minimum coating thickness is required for wire and welded wire reinforcement intended for use in mechanically stabilized earth applications. A Type 1 coating is a fusion-bonded epoxy coating that has been designed to be sufficiently flexible to allow fabrication of the coated wire or welded wire reinforcement. A Type 2 coating is a fusion-bonded epoxy coating that has not been designed to be sufficiently flexible to allow fabrication of the coated wire or welded wire reinforcement.
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 This specification is applicable for orders in either SI units (Specification A 884M) or in inch-pound units [Specification A 884].
1.4 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.
1.5 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.
A82/A82M Specification for Steel Wire, Plain, for Concrete Reinforcement
A185/A185M Specification for Steel Welded Wire Reinforcement, Plain, for Concrete
A496/A496M Specification for Steel Wire, Deformed, for Concrete Reinforcement
A497/A497M Specification for Steel Welded Wire Reinforcement, Deformed, for Concrete
A775/A775M Specification for Epoxy-Coated Steel Reinforcing Bars
A934/A934M Specification for Epoxy-Coated Prefabricated Steel Reinforcing Bars
A1064/A1064M Specification for Steel Wire and Welded Wire Reinforcement, Plain and Deformed, for Concrete
D4417 Test Methods for Field Measurement of Surface Profile of Blast Cleaned Steel
Society for Protective Coatings SpecificationsSSPC-VIS1 Pictorial Surface Preparation Standards for Painting Steel Surfaces
American Concrete Institute SpecificationACI301 Specifications for Structural Concrete
Concrete Reinforcing Steel InstituteCRSI Voluntary Certification Program for Fusion Bonded Epoxy Coating Applicator Plants
ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)
UNSPSC Code 30111900(Concrete reinforcement hardware)