ASTM A1059 / A1059M - 08(2013)

    Standard Specification for Zinc Alloy Thermo-Diffusion Coatings (TDC) on Steel Fasteners, Hardware, and Other Products

    Active Standard ASTM A1059 / A1059M | Developed by Subcommittee: A05.13

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.06


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the general requirements for protective zinc coatings (hereinafter referred to as the coatings) to be applied by the thermo-diffusion coating (TDC) method, to various products made of carbon steel, including low and high tensile parts as well as of wrought iron, sintered iron steel-powder and various steel and stainless alloys. TDC is carried out by immersing the parts in a zinc alloy powder at elevated temperature for a period of time, causing a metallurgical diffusion process of zinc and iron. Further processing may be added, such as, passivation, topcoat application, paint application, etc.

    1.2 This specification is applicable to orders in either inch-pound units (as A1059) or in SI units (as A1059M). Inch-pound units and SI units are not necessarily exact equivalents. Within the text of this specification and where appropriate, SI units are shown in brackets. Each system shall be used independently of the other without combining values in any way. In the case of orders in SI units, all testing and inspection shall be done using the metric equivalent of the test or inspection method as appropriate. In the case of orders in inch-pound units, such shall be stated to the applicator when the order is placed.

    1.3 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

    A385 Practice for Providing High-Quality Zinc Coatings (Hot-Dip)

    A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment

    A902 Terminology Relating to Metallic Coated Steel Products

    B487 Test Method for Measurement of Metal and Oxide Coating Thickness by Microscopical Examination of Cross Section

    D521 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Zinc Dust (Metallic Zinc Powder)

    D6386 Practice for Preparation of Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coated Iron and Steel Product and Hardware Surfaces for Painting

    E376 Practice for Measuring Coating Thickness by Magnetic-Field or Eddy-Current (Electromagnetic) Testing Methods

    F1789 Terminology for F16 Mechanical Fasteners

    F2329 Specification for Zinc Coating, Hot-Dip, Requirements for Application to Carbon and Alloy Steel Bolts, Screws, Washers, Nuts, and Special Threaded Fasteners

    F2674 Specification for Zinc Coating, Hot-Dip, Requirements for Application to Carbon and Alloy Steel Bolts, Screws, Washers, Nuts, and Special Threaded Fasteners [Metric]


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.220.40 (Metallic coatings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31160000(Hardware)


    DOI: 10.1520/A1059_A1059M-08R13

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