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Significance and Use
A2.4 Significance and Use
A2.4.1 This test method describes the testing procedure that shall be used to qualify material for use in ASTM F3111 bolts made of any steel composition permitted by this specification. The test method measures the susceptibility of the material to the influence of an externally applied potential (see ) by testing for the threshold of embrittlement in a salt solution environment.
1.1 This specification covers heat treated, alloy steel, heavy hex structural bolt/nut/washer assemblies, also referred to as “sets,” having a tensile strength of 200 to 215 ksi. These assemblies are capable of developing a minimum predetermined tension when installed by applying an initial torque followed by rotation to the nut or bolt head, while at the same time preventing the rotation of the opposite side of the assembly.
Note 1: The installations in are important to the proper application of this product.
1.2 An assembly consists of a heavy hex structural head bolt, nut and two washers covered by this specification.
1.3 The assemblies are available in sizes 1 in. to 1 1/4 in. inclusive.
1.4 The fastener assemblies are intended for use in structural connections in the following environmental conditions:
1.4.1 Interiors, normally dry, including interiors where structural steel is embedded in concrete, encased in masonry or protected by membrane or noncorrosive contact type fireproofing.
1.4.2 Interiors and exteriors, normally dry, under roof, where the installed assemblies are soundly protected by a shop-applied or field-applied coating to the structural steel system.
1.5 The fastener assemblies are not intended for use in structural connections in the following environments, with or without protection by a shop-applied or field-applied coating to the structural steel system:
1.5.1 Exteriors not under roof.
1.5.2 Chemical environments in which strong concentrations of highly corrosive gases, fumes, or chemicals, either in solution or as concentrated liquids or solids, contact the fasteners or their protective coating.
1.5.3 Heavy industrial environments severe enough to be classified as a chemical environment as described in .
1.5.4 Condensation and high humidity environments maintaining almost continuous condensation, including submerged in water and soil.
1.5.5 Cathodically protected environments, in which current is applied to the structural steel system by the sacrificial anode method or the DC power method.
1.6 Units—The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.7 The following precautionary statement pertains only to the test method portions, Section : This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. , Section and of this Specification
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines
E709 Guide for Magnetic Particle Testing
E1444/E1444M Practice for Magnetic Particle Testing
F519 Test Method for Mechanical Hydrogen Embrittlement Evaluation of Plating/Coating Processes and Service Environments
F606 Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, and Rivets (Metric) F0606_F0606M
F606/F606M Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators, and Rivets
F788 Specification for Surface Discontinuities of Bolts, Screws, and Studs, Inch and Metric Series
F812 Specification for Surface Discontinuities of Nuts, Inch and Metric Series
F1470 Practice for Fastener Sampling for Specified Mechanical Properties and Performance Inspection
F1624 Test Method for Measurement of Hydrogen Embrittlement Threshold in Steel by the Incremental Step Loading Technique
F1789 Terminology for F16 Mechanical Fasteners
F2078 Terminology Relating to Hydrogen Embrittlement Testing
F2328 Test Method for Determining Decarburization and Carburization in Hardened and Tempered Threaded Steel Bolts, Screws, Studs, and Nuts
F2660 Test Method for Qualifying Coatings for Use on A490 Structural Bolts Relative to Environmental Hydrogen Embrittlement
G3 Practice for Conventions Applicable to Electrochemical Measurements in Corrosion Testing
G15 Terminology Relating to Corrosion and Corrosion Testing
G44 Practice for Exposure of Metals and Alloys by Alternate Immersion in Neutral 3.5 % Sodium Chloride Solution
ICS Number Code 21.060.01 (Fasteners in general)
UNSPSC Code 31161600(Bolts); 31161700(Nuts)
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ASTM F3111-16, Standard Specification for Heavy Hex Structural Bolt/Nut/Washer Assemblies, Alloy Steel, Heat Treated, 200 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top