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    ASTM F901 - 20

    Standard Specification for Aluminum Transmission Tower Bolts and Nuts

    Active Standard ASTM F901 | Developed by Subcommittee: F16.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.09

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    This specification covers aluminum transmission tower bolts and nuts. Bolts shall be manufactured from alloy 2024 and nuts from alloy 6061 or 6262, and shall be cold formed, hot formed, or machined formed. Alloy materials for bolts and nuts shall conform to the chemical requirements of this specification. Bolts and nuts shall conform to the required tensile strength, dimensions, workmanship, finish, appearance, marking, packaging, and shipping. Test methods shall include chemical analysis, wedge tension test, shear test, and proof-stress test.

    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 aluminum structural bolts and nuts for use in the construction of aluminum transmission towers, substations, and similar aluminum structures.

    1.2 Diameters of bolts and nuts furnished to this specification are 5/8 , 3/4 , and 7/8 in.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.4 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

    B565 Test Method for Shear Testing of Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Rivets and Cold-Heading Wire and Rods

    D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging

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

    E34 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum-Base Alloys

    E55 Practice for Sampling Wrought Nonferrous Metals and Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition

    E101 Test Method for Spectrographic Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by the Point-to-Plane Technique

    E227 Test Method for Optical Emission Spectrometric Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by the Point-to-Plane Technique

    F606/F606M Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators, and Rivets

    F1470 Practice for Fastener Sampling for Specified Mechanical Properties and Performance Inspection

    ASME Standards

    B1.1 Unified Inch Screw Threads (UN and UNR Thread Form)

    B18.2.1 Square and Hex Bolts and Screws (Inch Series) Addenda A

    Military Standard

    MIL-STD-A-8625 Anodic Coatings for Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys Available from DLA Document Services, Building 4/D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, http://quicksearch.dla.mil.

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 21.060.10 (Bolts, screws, studs); 21.060.20 (Nuts)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31161700(Nuts); 31161600(Bolts)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F0901-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM F901-20, Standard Specification for Aluminum Transmission Tower Bolts and Nuts, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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