Active Standard ASTM A759 | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.01
Book of Standards Volume: 01.04
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This specification covers for carbon steel crane rails of special designs only, and nominal weights for crane runway use. Manufacturing practice shall follow strict procedures for melting, discard, control cooling, end hardening, high strength rails, chamfering, and ends prepared for electric arc welding. The material shall undergo heat or cast analysis and product analysis shall be within the specified limits on chemical composition of carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, and silicon. Materials that fail to conform to the requirements of this specification shall be rejected and be reported to the manufacturer or supplier promptly in writing.
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1.1 This specification covers carbon steel crane rails of special designs only, and nominal weights of 104 lb/yd (51.6 kg/m) through 175 lb/yd (86.8 kg/m) for crane runway use.
1.2 When standard tee rail sections are desired, they shall be ordered in accordance with Specification A1.
1.3 Supplementary Requirements S1 through S3 of an optional nature are provided. They shall apply only when specified by the purchaser in the order.
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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A1 Specification for Carbon Steel Tee Rails
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
ICS Number Code 77.140.60 (Steel bars and rods)
UNSPSC Code 30103101(Steel rail )