ASTM B914 - 13e1

    Standard Practice for Color Codes on Zinc and Zinc Alloy Ingot for Use in Hot-Dip Galvanizing of Steel

    Active Standard ASTM B914 | Developed by Subcommittee: B02.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.04


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The purpose of these color codes is to allow for quick identification of ingot bundles or jumbo ingots of alloys used for hot-dip galvanizing. Other than jumbo ingots, this standard is not intended to imply that each ingot will be color-coded but only that each ingot bundle be color coded.

    4.2 Each ingot bundle or jumbo ingot shall be identified with the appropriate color code listed in Table 1.

    4.3 The color will be applied as a stripe, or stripes, on two adjacent sides of the ingot bundle or jumbo ingot. The color stripes will be applied to include the ingot bundle foot.

    4.4 When using multiple stripes, the colored stripes will be applied from left to right as indicated in Table 1.

    4.5 In the absence of a written agreement to the contrary between the supplier and end user, the North American color code will be the standard for all North American transactions; for all other transactions the International Color Code will be used.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This standard is published with the following objectives:

    1.1.1 To establish standard color codes for zinc, zinc alloy and zinc master alloy ingot used by the Hot-Dip Galvanizing industry, and

    1.1.2 To standardize the use and application of these color codes.

    1.2 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 become familiar with all hazards including those identified in the appropriate Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for this product/material as provided by the manufacturer, 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.

    ASTM Standards

    B6 Specification for Zinc

    B275 Practice for Codification of Certain Nonferrous Metals and Alloys, Cast and Wrought

    B750 Specification for GALFAN (Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal) Alloy in Ingot Form for Hot-Dip Coatings

    B852 Specification for Continuous Galvanizing Grade (CGG) Zinc Alloys for Hot-Dip Galvanizing of Sheet Steel

    B860 Specification for Zinc Master Alloys for Use in Hot Dip Galvanizing

    B899 Terminology Relating to Non-ferrous Metals and Alloys

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)

    ISO Standard

    ISO752 Zinc and Zinc Alloys-Primary Zinc Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.

    CEN Standard

    EN1179 Zinc and Zinc Alloys-Primary Zinc Available from Global Engineering Documents, 15 Inverness Way, East Englewood, CO 80112-5704, http://www.global.ihs.com.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.99 (Other products of non-ferrous metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30262900(Zinc ingots strips billets and coil)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0914

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