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1.1 This specification covers plain and deformed steel wire and plain and deformed steel welded wire fabric with protective vinyl (PVC, polyvinyl chloride, or polyvinyl chloride powder compound) coating. Class A is intended for use as reinforcement in concrete and Class B as reinforcement in earth. 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.
1.2 Other thermoplastic organic coatings may be used provided they meet the requirements of this specification. Note 1The coating applicator is identified throughout this specification as the manufacturer.<>
1.3 Requirements for coatings are contained in Annex A1.
1.4 This specification is applicable for orders in either inch-pound units (as Specification A 933) or in SI units [as Specification A 933M].
1.5 The values stated in either inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded 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 must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with this specification.
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
A884/A884M Specification for Epoxy-Coated Steel Wire and Welded Wire Reinforcement
A1064/A1064M Specification for Steel Wire and Welded Wire Reinforcement, Plain and Deformed, for Concrete
B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
D374 Test Methods for Thickness of Solid Electrical Insulation
D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness
D2967 Test Method for Corner Coverage of Powder Coatings
D4060 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Taber Abraser
G8 Test Methods for Cathodic Disbonding of Pipeline Coatings
G12 Test Method for Nondestructive Measurement of Film Thickness of Pipeline Coatings on Steel
G14 Test Method for Impact Resistance of Pipeline Coatings (Falling Weight Test)
G20 Test Method for Chemical Resistance of Pipeline Coatings
Steel Structures Painting Council SpecificationsSSPC-Vis 2 Standard Methods of Evaluating Degree of Rusting on Painted Steel Surfaces
National Association of Corrosion Engineers StandardsTM-01-75 Visual Standard for Surfaces of New Steel Centrifugally Blast Cleaned with Steel Shot or Steel Grit (NACE No. 2)
ICS Number Code 77.140.15 (Steels for reinforcement of concrete)