Active Standard ASTM A640 | Developed by Subcommittee: A05.12
Book of Standards Volume: 01.06
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This specification covers two sizes of extra-high-strength grade of concentric-lay steel wire strand, composed of seven, zinc-coated steel wires, specifically intended for use as the supporting messenger in Figure 8-type communication and electrical cables. Steel wires shall be manufactured by the open-hearth, basic-oxygen, or electric-furnace process. Materials shall adhere to specified mechanical and physical requirements such as breaking strength, elongation, ductility, nominal diameter, and coating weight and adherence. Zinc coatings shall be continuous and of reasonably uniform thickness, and wires shall be free from imperfections not consistent with good commercial practice.
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1.1 This specification covers two sizes of extra-high-strength grade of concentric-lay steel wire strand, composed of seven, zinc-coated steel wires, specifically intended for use as the supporting messenger in Figure 8-type communication and electrical cables.
1.2 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.
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
A902 Terminology Relating to Metallic Coated Steel Products
B6 Specification for Zinc
ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)