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    ASTM A653/A653M-13

    Standard Specification for Steel Sheet, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) or Zinc-Iron Alloy-Coated (Galvannealed) by the Hot-Dip Process


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers steel sheet, zinc-coated (galvanized) or zinc-iron alloy-coated (galvannealed) by the hot-dip process in coils and cut lengths.

    1.2 The product is produced in various zinc or zinc-iron alloy-coating weights [masses] or coating designations as shown in Table 1 and in Table S2.1.

    1.3 Product furnished under this specification shall conform to the applicable requirements of the latest issue of Specification A924/A924M, unless otherwise provided herein.

    1.4 The product is available in a number of designations, grades and classes in four general categories that are designed to be compatible with different application requirements.

    1.4.1 Steels with mandatory chemical requirements and typical mechanical properties.

    1.4.2 Steels with mandatory chemical requirements and mandatory mechanical properties.

    1.4.3 Steels with mandatory chemical requirements and mandatory mechanical properties that are achieved through solid-solution or bake hardening.

    1.5 This specification is applicable to orders in either inch-pound units (as A653) or SI units (as A653M). Values in inch-pound and SI units are not necessarily equivalent. Within the text, SI units are shown in brackets. Each system shall be used independently of the other.

    1.6 The text of this specification references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes, excluding those in tables and figures, shall not be considered as requirements of this specification.

    1.7 Unless the order specifies the “M” designation (SI units), the product shall be furnished to inch-pound units.

    1.8 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.

    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

    A568/A568M Specification for Steel, Sheet, Carbon, Structural, and High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled and Cold-Rolled, General Requirements for

    A902 Terminology Relating to Metallic Coated Steel Products

    A924/A924M Specification for General Requirements for Steel Sheet, Metallic-Coated by the Hot-Dip Process

    B6 Specification for Zinc

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

    D7396 Guide for Preparation of New, Continuous Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Steel Surfaces for Painting

    E517 Test Method for Plastic Strain Ratio r for Sheet Metal

    E646 Test Method for Tensile Strain-Hardening Exponents (n -Values) of Metallic Sheet Materials

    ISO Standards

    ISO3575 Continuous Hot-Dip Zinc-Coated Carbon Steel of Commercial and Drawing Qualities


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.50 (Flat steel products and semi-products)

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    DOI: 10.1520/A0653_A0653M-13

    Citation Format

    ASTM A653 / A653M-13, Standard Specification for Steel Sheet, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) or Zinc-Iron Alloy-Coated (Galvannealed) by the Hot-Dip Process, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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