ASTM International - ASTM A933/A933M-07
Standard Specification for Vinyl (PVC) Coated Steel Wire and Welded Wire Fabric for Reinforcement
|Publication Date:||1 March 2007|
|ICS Code (Steels for reinforcement of concrete):||77.140.15|
1.1 This specification covers plain and deformed steel wire and plain and deformed steel welded wire fabric with protective vinyl (PVC, polyvinyl chloride, or polyvinyl chloride powder compound) coating. Class A is intended for use as reinforcement in concrete and Class B as reinforcement in earth. A Class A minimum coating thickness is required for wire and welded wire reinforcement intended for use in concrete and masonry. A Class B minimum coating thickness is required for wire and welded wire reinforcement intended for use in mechanically stabilized earth applications.
1.2 Other thermoplastic organic coatings may be used provided they meet the requirements of this specification. Note 1The coating applicator is identified throughout this specification as the manufacturer.
1.3 Requirements for coatings are contained in Annex A1.
1.4 This specification is applicable for orders in either inch-pound units (as Specification A 933) or in SI units [as Specification A 933M].
1.5 The values stated in either inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with this specification.
This specification covers steel wire and steel welded wire fabrics which are either plain or deformed, and coated with protective polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Class A material is intended for use as... View More
This specification covers steel wire and steel welded wire fabrics which are either plain or deformed, and coated with protective polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Class A material is intended for use as concrete reinforcement and Class B for reinforcement in earth. Coating materials shall adhere to chemical resistance requirements. The surface of the material to be coated shall be cleaned by abrasive blast cleaning to near-white metal. The coating shall be applied to the cleaned surface as soon as possible after cleaning and before oxidation, as discernible to the unaided eye, occurs. The coating shall conform to set coating thickness and holidays. Adhesion of coating shall be evaluated by bending test. Guidelines for inspection, rejection and certification are also given.View Less