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1.1 This specification covers pipe piles with protective fusion-bonded epoxy powder coating applied by the electrostatic spray, flocking, or fluidized bed process.
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 Requirements for the powder coating are contained in Annex A1.
1.4 This specification is applicable for orders in either SI units (as Specification A 972M) or inch-pound units [as Specification A 972]. 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.
1.5 The following precautionary statement refers to the test method portion only, Section 8, of this standard: 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.
A252 Specification for Welded and Seamless Steel Pipe Piles
B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
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 StandardsSSPC-SP10 Near White Blast Cleaning
ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)