Active Standard ASTM A905 | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.03
Book of Standards Volume: 01.03
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This specification covers high strength, cold drawn or cold rolled steel wire with rectangular cross-section and round mill edge. The wire is intended for use in pre-stressed vessel and press frame windings. The steel shall be manufactured by basic oxygen, electric furnace, or vacuum induction processes and produced as ingot cast or continuous cast. Materials shall be tested for contents of carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulphur, and silicon. A tension tests shall also be performed to evaluate mechanical properties conformance. Guidelines for workmanship, finish, and appearance are stated, as well as the inspection, certification of reports, packaging, marking, and loading for shipment.
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1.1 This specification covers requirements for a high strength drawn and cold rolled steel wire in two strength classes, with rectangular cross section, and round mill edge. This wire is intended for prestressed vessel and press frame windings.
1.2 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI (metric) units are to be regarded separately as standards. Within the text and tables, the SI units are shown in parentheses. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents. Therefore, each system must be used independent of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A510 Specification for General Requirements for Wire Rods and Coarse Round Wire, Carbon Steel
A510M Specification for General Requirements for Wire Rods and Coarse Round Wire, Carbon Steel (Metric)
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
E30 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Steel, Cast Iron, Open-Hearth Iron, and Wrought Iron
E309 Practice for Eddy-Current Examination of Steel Tubular Products Using Magnetic Saturation
Military StandardMIL-STD-163 Steel Mill Products, Preparation for Shipment and Storage Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098
Federal StandardFed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies) 6
AIAG StandardAIAGB-5 02.00 Primary Metals Identification Tag Application Standard Available from Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), 26200 Lahser Rd., Suite 200, Southfield, MI 48034.
ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)