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    ASTM A65 - 07(2013)

    Standard Specification for Steel Track Spikes

    Active Standard ASTM A65 | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.04

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    This specification covers steel track spike to be used as fastenings between railroad rails, tie plates, and ties. Several tests shall be conducted, namely: heat or cast analysis; alternative analysis; alternative tension test; product analysis; body bend test; and head bend test. Heat and product analysis shall be performed wherein steel materials shall conform to the required chemical composition for carbon, manganese, phosphorous, sulfur, silicon, and copper. Steel specimens shall also undergo tensile tests and conform to required values of yield point, tensile strength, and elongation.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers steel track spikes used as fastenings between railroad rails, tie plates, and ties.

    1.2 Three grades of spikes are described, Grades 1, a lower carbon steel; Grade 2, a higher carbon steel; and Grade 3, a carbon structural steel, conforming to Specification A36/A36M.

    1.3 Supplementary Requirement (S1) are provided for use and shall only apply when specified in the purchase order.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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

    A6/A6M Specification for General Requirements for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes, and Sheet Piling

    A29/A29M Specification for Steel Bars, Carbon and Alloy, Hot-Wrought, General Requirements for

    A36/A36M Specification for Carbon Structural Steel

    A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products

    A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31162014(Railroad spike or nail)

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    DOI: 10.1520/A0065-07R13

    Citation Format

    ASTM A65-07(2013), Standard Specification for Steel Track Spikes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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