Committee A-5 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products was organized in 1907, to investigate the corrosion of iron and steel. In 1908, the Committee sponsored its first atmospheric exposure of metallic-coated wires to evaluate their corrosion resistance. Since this date, there have been a considerable number of test programs involving wire, sheet, and hardware. Of particular interest is the program initiated in 1936 and reported on in ASTM Special Technical Publication 290 entitled "Twenty-Year Atmospheric Corrosion Investigation of Zinc-Coated and Uncoated Wire and Wire Products" by Fred M. Reinhart.
Paper ID: STP585A-EB