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This specification covers the standard requirements for round, high-strength, zinc-coated (galvanized), steel core wire with Class A zinc coating used for mechanical reinforcement in the manufacture of special steel reinforced aluminum and aluminum-alloy conductors. The base metal shall be steel produced by the open-hearth, electric-furnace, or basic-oxygen process and the wire shall be cold drawn and coated with zinc. Joints may be made at any stage of processing prior to final cold drawing by the electric butt-weld or flash-welding process. Chemical analysis shall be conducted; wherein, the steel shall conform to the chemical composition requirements for carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, and silicon. The zinc-coated steel core wire shall conform to the tensile strength and elongation requirements which shall be obtained using a tensile test method. The material shall also undergo wrap and adherence tests; wherein, the wire shall be capable of being wrapped in a close helix without cracking or flaking.
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1.1 This specification covers round, high-strength, zinc-coated (galvanized), steel core wire with Class A zinc coating (GA3) for use in overhead electrical conductors.
1.2 This specification covers wire of diameter from 0.0500 to 0.1900 in. inclusive or 1.27 to 4.82 mm inclusive.
1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
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
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
B6 Specification for Zinc
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
ICS Number Code 29.060.10 (Wires)
UNSPSC Code 26121540(Galvanized wire)
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ASTM B606 / B606M-08(2016), Standard Specification for High-Strength Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Steel Core Wire for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Conductors, Steel Reinforced, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top