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This specification covers the standard for stainless steel wire strand composed of a multiplicity of round wires and suitable for use as guy wires, overhead ground wires, and similar purposes. Stranding shall be sufficiently close to ensure no appreciable reduction in diameter when stressed to the specified strength. Several types of steel are covered like Type 302, 304, 305, 316, 316Cb, or 316Ti and shall conform to the required chemical composition values in carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, chromium, nickel, molybdenum, and nitrogen. The tensile strength, based upon the nominal strand diameter and the number of wires in each strand, shall conform to the minimum values in breaking strength. The individual wires of the completed strand shall not fracture when wrapped in a close helix of at least two turns upon itself as a mandrel.
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1.1 This specification covers stainless steel wire strand composed of a multiplicity of round wires and suitable for use as guy wires, overhead ground wires, and similar purposes.
1.2 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.
1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A555/A555M Specification for General Requirements for Stainless Steel Wire and Wire Rods
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wire ropes and link chains)
UNSPSC Code 31152203(Stainless steel wire)
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ASTM A368-95a(2019), Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Wire Strand, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.orgBack to Top