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1.1 This test method covers the tension testing of wire ropes and strand at room temperature, specifically to determine the minimum acceptance strength or nominal strength, yield strength, elongation, and modulus of elasticity.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI units given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 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. Specific precautionary statements are given in 7.3.2, 7.3.4, 7.3.5, and 9.2.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A586 Specification for Zinc-Coated Parallel and Helical Steel Wire Structural Strand
A603 Specification for Zinc-Coated Steel Structural Wire Rope
A1023/A1023M Specification for Stranded Carbon Steel Wire Ropes for General Purposes
B6 Specification for Zinc
E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines
E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing
E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
ISO StandardISO 17558 Specification for Steel Wire Ropes - Socketing Procedures - Molten Metal and Resin Socketing
ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)
UNSPSC Code 31152200(Non electric iron and steel wire)
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ASTM A931-96(2008), Standard Test Method for Tension Testing of Wire Ropes and Strand, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.orgBack to Top