ASTM A974-97

    Historical Standard: ASTM A974-97 Standard Specification for Welded Wire Fabric Gabions and Gabion Mattresses (Metallic Coated or Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Coated)

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    ASTM A974

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers gabions and gabion mattresses produced from metallic-coated welded wire fabric, and metallic-coated wire for spiral binders, lacing wire, and stiffeners used to assemble the product. The metallic-coated fabric may be polyvinyl chloride (PVC) coated after fabrication. The spiral binders, lacing wire, and stiffeners may be PVC coated after metallic coating. olyvinyl chloride hereinafter will be designated as PVC.

    1.2 Welded wire fabric for gabions and gabion mattresses is produced in five styles, based on the kind of coating, as described in Section 4.

    1.3 The values stated ihn inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.4 This specification references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of this specification.

    1.5 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 13, of this specification: 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

    A185/A185M Specification for Steel Welded Wire Reinforcement, Plain, for Concrete

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A428/A428M Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on Aluminum-Coated Iron or Steel Articles

    A641/A641M Specification for Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Carbon Steel Wire

    A809 Specification for Aluminum-Coated (Aluminized) Carbon Steel Wire

    A853 Specification for Steel Wire, Carbon, for General Use

    A856/A856M Specification for Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloy-Coated Carbon Steel Wire

    A902 Terminology Relating to Metallic Coated Steel Products

    B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D746 Test Method for Brittleness Temperature of Plastics and Elastomers by Impact

    D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement

    D1242 Test Methods for Resistance of Plastic Materials to Abrasion

    D1499 Practice for Filtered Open-Flame Carbon-Arc Exposures of Plastics

    D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness

    G23 Practice for Operating Light-Exposure Apparatus (Carbon-Arc Type) With and Without Water for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials (Discontinued 2001)


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31152206(Coated steel wire); 31163401(Gabion)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0974-97

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