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This specification covers gabions and gabion mattresses produced from metallic-coated welded wire fabric, and metallic-coated wire for spiral binders, lacing wire, and stiffeners used to assemble the product. The material shall conform to the required values of tensile strength, weld shear strength, panel-to-panel joint strength. Salt spray and ultraviolet exposure tests shall be performed wherein the PVC coating shall conform to the required values of specific gravity, tensile strength, elastic modulus, hardness, brittleness temperature and resistance to abrasion.
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1.1 This specification covers gabions and gabion mattresses produced from metallic-coated welded wire fabric, and metallic-coated wire for spiral binders, lacing wire, and stiffeners used to assemble the product. The metallic-coated fabric may be polyvinyl chloride (PVC) coated after fabrication. The spiral binders, lacing wire, and stiffeners may be PVC coated after metallic coating. Polyvinyl chloride hereinafter will be designated as PVC.
1.2 Welded wire fabric for gabions and gabion mattresses is produced in five styles, based on the kind of coating, as described in Section 4.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 This specification references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of this specification.
1.5 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 13, of this specification: 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.
A90/A90M Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on Iron and Steel Articles with Zinc or Zinc-Alloy Coatings
A185/A185M Specification for Steel Welded Wire Reinforcement, Plain, for Concrete
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A428/A428M Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on Aluminum-Coated Iron or Steel Articles
A641/A641M Specification for Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Carbon Steel Wire
A809 Specification for Aluminum-Coated (Aluminized) Carbon Steel Wire
A853 Specification for Steel Wire, Carbon, for General Use
A856/A856M Specification for Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloy-Coated Carbon Steel Wire
A902 Terminology Relating to Metallic Coated Steel Products
B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D746 Test Method for Brittleness Temperature of Plastics and Elastomers by Impact
D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D1242 Test Methods for Resistance of Plastic Materials to Abrasion
D1499 Practice for Filtered Open-Flame Carbon-Arc Exposures of Plastics
D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness
G23 Practice for Operating Light-Exposure Apparatus (Carbon-Arc Type) With and Without Water for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials (Discontinued 2001)
ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)
UNSPSC Code 31152206(Coated steel wire); 31163401(Gabion)
ASTM A974-97(2011), Standard Specification for Welded Wire Fabric Gabions and Gabion Mattresses (Metallic Coated or Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Coated), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top