ASTM A700-99e1

    Standard Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Domestic Shipment

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    1. Scope

    1.1 These practices cover the packaging, marking, and loading of steel products for domestic shipment. Assuming proper handling in transit, the practices are intended to deliver the products to their destination in good condition. It is also intended that these recommendations be used as guides for attaining uniformity, simplicity, adequacy, and economy in the domestic shipment of steel products.

    1.2 These practices cover semi-finished steel products, bars, bar-size shapes and sheet piling, rods, wire and wire products, tubular products, plates, sheets, and strips, tin mill products, and castings. A glossary of packaging, marking, and loading terms is also included.

    1.3 The practices are presented in the following sequence:

    General Provisions 4
    General 4.1
    Railcar Loading4.2
    Truck Loading 4.3
    Barge Loading 4.4
    Air Shipment4.5
    Packaging Materials4.6
    Package Identification4.7
    Weight and Count 4.8
    Packaging Lists or Tally4.9
    Loss or Damage4.10
    Semifinished Steel Products 5
    Hot-Rolled Bars and Bar-Size Shapes6
    Cold-Finished Bars7
    Structural Shapes and Steel Sheet Piling8
    Rods, Wire, and Wire Products9
    Tubular Products10
    Sheets and Strip12
    Tin Mill Products13

    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

    D996 Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments

    D3950 Specification for Strapping, Nonmetallic (and Joining Methods)

    D3953 Specification for Strapping, Flat Steel and Seals

    D4169 Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems

    D4649 Guide for Selection and Use of Stretch Wrap Films

    D4675 Guide for Selection and Use of Flat Strapping Materials1

    D5728 Practices for Securement of Cargo in Intermodal and Unimodal Surface Transport

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 81141601(Logistics)

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    DOI: 10.1520/A0700-99E01

    Citation Format

    ASTM A700-99e1, Standard Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Domestic Shipment, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1999,

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