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1.1 This specification covers round, high strength, zinc–5 % aluminum-mischmetal (Zn–5Al–MM) alloy-coated, steel core wire with one class of Zn–5Al–MM coating (MA3) for use in overhead electrical conductors.
1.2 This specification covers wire of diameter from 0.0500 to 0.1900 in. inclusive or 1.27 to 4.82 mm inclusive.
1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A90/A90M Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on Iron and Steel Articles with Zinc or Zinc-Alloy Coatings
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
B750 Specification for GALFAN (Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal) Alloy in Ingot Form for Hot-Dip Coatings
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E47 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Zinc Die-Casting Alloys
E1277 Test Method for Chemical Analysis of Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloys by ICP Emission Spectrometry
Other StandardGF-1 Standard Practice for Determination of Cerium and Lanthanum Compositions in Galfan Alloy (5 % Al-0.04 % La-0.04 % Ce-Bal SHG Zn) Available from International Lead Zinc Research Organization, 2525 Meridian Parkway, P.O. Box 12036, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2036
ICS Number Code 29.060.20 (Cables)