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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.
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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.
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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A510 Specification for General Requirements for Wire Rods and Coarse Round Wire, Carbon 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 Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)
UNSPSC Code 31152206(Coated steel wire)
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ASTM A899-91(2014), Standard Specification for Steel Wire, Epoxy-Coated, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top