ASTM B606 / B606M - 08e1

    Standard Specification for High-Strength Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Steel Core Wire for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Conductors, Steel Reinforced

    Active Standard ASTM B606 / B606M | Developed by Subcommittee: B01.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.03


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    ASTM B606 / B606M

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers round, high-strength, zinc-coated (galvanized), steel core wire with Class A zinc coating (GA3) for use in overhead electrical conductors.

    1.2 This specification covers wire of diameter from 0.0500 to 0.1900 in. inclusive or 1.27 to 4.82 mm inclusive.

    1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the 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.

    ASTM Standards

    A90/A90M Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on Iron and Steel Articles with Zinc or Zinc-Alloy Coatings

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products

    B6 Specification for Zinc

    B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.060.10 (Wires)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 26121540(Galvanized wire)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0606_B0606M

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