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These practices cover the packaging, marking, and loading of steel products for shipment, and 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. These practices cover semi-finished steel products, bars, bar-size shapes and sheet pilings, rods, wire and wire products, tubular products, plates, sheets, and strips, tin mill products, and castings.
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1.1 This guide covers the packaging, marking, and loading of steel products for shipment. Assuming proper handling in transit, this guide is intended to assist shippers in packaging and loading steel products to arrive at their destination safely and in good condition. It is also intended that this guide may be used for attaining uniformity, simplicity, sufficiency, and economy in the shipment of steel products.
1.2 This guide applies to semi-finished steel products, bars, structural shapes and sheet piling, rods, wire and wire products, tubular products, plates, sheets, and strips, tin mill products, and castings.
1.3 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.
1.4 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.
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
UNSPSC Code 81141601(Logistics)
ASTM A700-14, Standard Guide for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top