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Posted by MSC on March 10, 2009 at 2:20 PM.
A new ASTM International standard, A1057/A1057M, Specification for Steel, Structural Tubing, Cold Formed, Welded, Carbon, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) by the Hot-Dip Process, addresses the galvanizing process as it is used across a variety of industries, including construction, automotive, and transportation.
The new standard is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee A05.11 on Sheet Specifications, part of ASTM International Committee A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products.
ASTM A1057 classifies the coating weights and mechanical requirements inherent in the galvanizing process. Original equipment manufacturers will be able to reference the new standard in their specifications to more accurately describe their products.
ASTM International standards are available for purchase from customer service (610.832.9585, firstname.lastname@example.org) or at www.astm.org. For technical information, contact Giulio Scartozzi, Allied Tube and Conduit, Harvey, Ill. (708.225.2079, email@example.com). Committee A05 meets this May 17-19 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.