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    ASTM A854 / A854M - 08(2017)

    Standard Specification for Metallic-Coated Steel Smooth High-Tensile Fence and Trellis Wire

    Active Standard ASTM A854 / A854M | Developed by Subcommittee: A05.12

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.06

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    This specification covers metallic-coated steel smooth high-tensile fence and trellis wire. Two types of coatings are covered; Type 1, which are zinc-coated, and Type II, which are zinc-5% aluminum mischmetal alloy coated. The material as represented by the test specimens shall meet specified tensile strength and elongation requirements. The test methods and definitions for tension test are presented. The material as represented by the test specimens shall not fracture when wrapped at a specified rate in a close helix of at least two turns around a cylindrical mandrel. The test methods and definitions for wrap test are presented. The test methods and definitions for coating adherence test are presented. The weight of metallic coating shall be determined accordingly. One test specimen shall be taken from each 10 000 lb [4540 kg] or fraction thereof. Test specimens shall be taken from either end of coil.

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers 12 1/2-gage (0.099-in.) [2.5- mm] Class 3 metallic-coated steel wire suitable for use in parallel–wire fence, trellis, and similar structures that are typically nonelectrified. Two types of coatings are covered, as follows:

    1.1.1 Type 1—Zinc-coated (galvanized), and

    1.1.2 Type II—Zinc-5 % aluminum mischmetal (Zn-5Al-MM) alloy coated.

    1.2 This specification is applicable to orders in either inch-pound units (as A854) or acceptable SI units (as A854M). Inch-pound units and SI units are not necessarily equivalent.

    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.

    International Lead Zinc Research Organization Standard

    Gf-1 Standard Practice for Determination of Cerium and Lanthanum Compositions in Galfan Alloy (5% Al-0.04 % La-0.04% Ca-Bal/SHG Zn) Class 3 Coating

    Federal Standard

    Fed. Std. No. 123

    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

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

    B6 Specification for Zinc

    B750 Specification for GALFAN

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E47 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Zinc Die-Casting Alloys

    E1277 Test Method for Analysis of Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloys by ICP Emission Spectrometry

    Military Standards

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31151505(Wire rope); 31152206(Coated steel wire)

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    DOI: 10.1520/A0854_A0854M-08R17

    Citation Format

    ASTM A854 / A854M-08(2017), Standard Specification for Metallic-Coated Steel Smooth High-Tensile Fence and Trellis Wire, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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