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    ASTM A899 - 91(2021)

    Standard Specification for Steel Wire, Epoxy-Coated

    Active Standard ASTM A899 | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.03

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    This specification covers epoxy-coated steel wires, in coils, for general use. The protective epoxy coatings covered here are available in three classes, namely: Class A, which are intended for use in moderate corrosion protection; Class B, which are intended for more severe protection; and Class C, which are intended for severe corrosion and abrasion protection. Prior to cleaning and coating, the steel wires shall be free of surface contaminants such as oil, grease, or paint. Wire surfaces shall be cleaned by abrasive cleaning or chemical cleaning to ensure proper adherence of the epoxy. Coatings shall then be applied as soon as possible after cleaning, before possible oxidation, and shall be properly cured. Wrap, bend and tensile tests shall be performed in order to evaluate coating properties, including thickness, continuity, adherence, size tolerance, and tensile strength.

    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 wire in the size range of 0.120 to 0.500 in. (3.05 to 12.7 mm) with three classes of protective epoxy coating, in coils, for general use. Class A coating is intended for use for moderate corrosion protection, Class B coating for more severe protection, and Class C for severe corrosion and abrasion protection.

    Note 1: The coating applicator is identified throughout this specification as the manufacturer.

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

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    A510/A510M Specification for General Requirements for Wire Rods and Coarse Round Wire, Carbon Steel, and Alloy Steel

    A775/A775M Specification for Epoxy-Coated Steel Reinforcing Bars

    A853 Specification for Steel Wire, Carbon, for General Use

    G12 Test Method for Nondestructive Measurement of Film Thickness of Pipeline Coatings on Steel

    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31152206(Coated steel wire)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/A0899-91R21

    Citation Format

    ASTM A899-91(2021), Standard Specification for Steel Wire, Epoxy-Coated, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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