Active Standard ASTM A121 | Developed by Subcommittee: A05.12
Book of Standards Volume: 01.06
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This specification covers metallic-coated carbon steel barbed wire, consisting of a strand of two wires. The barbed wire is available with aluminum, zinc, and zinc-aluminum-mismatched alloy coatings with a number of coating weights. The barbed wire is classified as coating Type A, Type Z, and Type ZA. The sizes and constructions for barbed wire furnished under this specification shall conform the requirements. Sampling, testing and inspection of the material shall be performed in accordance with this specification.
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1.2 The barbed wire is available with aluminum, zinc, and zinc-5 % aluminum-mischmetal alloy coatings, with a number of coating weights, in a number of different constructions (designs), and in two grades. Not all designs are available in all coating types.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
Federal StandardFed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipments (Civil Agencies) Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098
A90/A90M Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on Iron and Steel Articles with Zinc or Zinc-Alloy Coatings
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
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
A809 Specification for Aluminum-Coated (Aluminized) Carbon Steel Wire
A856/A856M Specification for Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloy-Coated Carbon Steel Wire
A902 Terminology Relating to Metallic Coated Steel Products
Military StandardsMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage MIL-STD-163 Steel Mill Products Preparation for Shipment and Storage
ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)
UNSPSC Code 31152002(Barbed wire)