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These practices cover the packaging, marking, and loading of steel products for shipment. Assuming proper handling in transit, the practices are intended to deliver the products to their destination in good condition. It is also intended that these recommendations be used as guides for attaining uniformity, simplicity, adequacy, and economy in the shipment of steel products.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys, this practice was withdrawn in January 2014 in accordance with section 10.6.3 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 These practices cover the packaging, marking, and loading of steel products for shipment. Assuming proper handling in transit, the practices are intended to deliver the products to their destination in good condition. It is also intended that these recommendations be used as guides for attaining uniformity, simplicity, adequacy, and economy in the shipment of steel products.
1.2 These practices cover semi-finished steel products, bars, bar-size shapes and sheet piling, rods, wire and wire products, tubular products, plates, sheets, and strips, tin mill products, and castings. A glossary of packaging, marking, and loading terms is also included.
1.3 The practices are presented in the following sequence:
1.4 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.
1.5This 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.
D245 Practice for Establishing Structural Grades and Related Allowable Properties for Visually Graded Lumber
D774/D774M Test Method for Bursting Strength of Paper
D828 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Paper and Paperboard Using Constant-Rate-of-Elongation Apparatus
D2555 Practice for Establishing Clear Wood Strength Values
D3953 Specification for Strapping, Flat Steel and Seals
Association of American RailroadsPamphlet23 --The Rules Governing the Loading of Steel Products in Closed Cars and Protection of Equipment
American Society of Agricultural EngineersASAEStandardS229, Baling Wire for Automatic Balers
ASTM A700-05, Standard Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment (Withdrawn 2014), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2005, www.astm.orgBack to Top