ASTM B852-08

    Standard Specification for Continuous Galvanizing Grade (CGG) Zinc Alloys for Hot-Dip Galvanizing of Sheet Steel


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers grades of zinc alloys, commonly known as Continuous Galvanizing Grade (CGG) alloys that contain aluminum, or aluminum and lead and that are used in continuous hot-dip galvanizing of steel sheet. The compositions for CGG grades made from primary zinc are shown in Table 1. Exceptions for grades made from secondary zinc are found in footnote C.

    1.2 Other alloy compositions not included in B 852, and as may be agreed upon between the producer and the user, may be used for continuous galvanizing.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.4 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 become familiar with all hazards including those identified in the appropriate Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for this product/material as provided by the manufacturer, to establish appropriate safety and health practices, and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    TABLE 1 Chemical Requirements

    GradeA
    (UNS)
    Composition,%
    NominalRangeB
    AluminumLeadAluminum LeadC
    Z80310 0.25...0.22 to 0.280.007 max
    Z80411 0.35...0.31 to 0.390.007 max
    Z80511 0.45...0.40 to 0.500.007 max
    Z80531 0.450.020.40 to 0.500.01 to 0.03
    Z80610 0.55...0.49 to 0.610.007 max
    Z80710 0.65...0.58 to 0.720.007 max
    Z80810 0.75...0.67 to 0.830.007 max
    Z809101.00...0.90 to 1.100.007 max
    Impurities, %: IronC0.0075 max
    Cadmium0.01 max
    Copper0.01 max
    Other Elementstotal of 0.01 max
    Zinc: balance by difference

    A UNS numbers in conformance with Practice E 527.

    B For purposes of determining conformance with this specification, an observed value obtained from analysis shall be rounded to the nearest unit in the last right-hand place of figures used in expressing the limiting value, in accordance with the rounding method of Practice E 29.

    C Lead and Iron levels of 0.01 % max and 0.01 % max respectively are allowed for CGG alloys produced from secondary zinc.


    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

    B897 Specification for Configuration of Zinc and Zinc Alloy Jumbo Block and Half Block Ingot

    B899 Terminology Relating to Non-ferrous Metals and Alloys

    B949 Specification for General Requirements for Zinc and Zinc Alloy Products

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E88 Practice for Sampling Nonferrous Metals and Alloys in Cast Form for Determination of Chemical Composition

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)

    E536 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Zinc and Zinc Alloys

    E634 Practice for Sampling of Zinc and Zinc Alloys by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry

    ISO Standards

    ISO3815-2 Zinc and zinc alloys Part 2: Analysis by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.120.60 (Lead, zinc, tin and their alloys)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0852-08

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B852-08, Standard Specification for Continuous Galvanizing Grade (CGG) Zinc Alloys for Hot-Dip Galvanizing of Sheet Steel, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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