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1.1 This specification covers zinc metal made from ore or other material by a process of distillation or by electrolysis in five grades as follows:
1.1.1 LME Grade
1.1.2 Special High Grade
1.1.3 High Grade
1.1.4 Intermediate Grade
1.1.5 Prime Western Grade
Note 1—Certain continuous galvanizing grades are specified in Specification B852. Other continuous galvanizing and controlled lead grades are not included in this specification but are covered by specific user purchasing specifications.
1.2 This specification does not cover zinc produced by “sweating” or remelting of secondary zinc.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.4 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.
B852 Specification for Continuous Galvanizing Grade (CGG) Zinc Alloys for Hot-Dip Galvanizing of Sheet Steel
B897 Specification for Configuration of Zinc and Zinc Alloy Jumbo, Block, Half Block, and Slab Ingot
B899 Terminology Relating to Non-ferrous Metals and Alloys
B914 Practice for Color Codes on Zinc and Zinc Alloy Ingot for Use in Hot-Dip Galvanizing of Steel
B949 Specification for General Requirements for Zinc and Zinc Alloy Products
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
E536 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Zinc and Zinc Alloys
ISO StandardsISO3815-1 Zinc and zinc alloys Part 1: Analysis of solid samples by optical emission spectrometry ISO3815-2 Zinc and zinc alloys Part 2: Analysis by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry
ICS Number Code 77.120.60 (Lead, zinc, tin and their alloys)
UNSPSC Code 11101719(Zinc)
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ASTM B6-12, Standard Specification for Zinc, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top